Baidu’s battery saver app surpasses 400 mn downloads

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Leading Chinese language internet search provider Baidu Inc. has announced that its popular battery saver app for Android phones – DU Battery Saver – has surpassed 400 million downloads worldwide.

To commemorate this achievement, Baidu has released version 4.0 of the app, which is “extremely popular” in India, the US, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico, a company statement said on Thursday.

“The US in particular was the source of a lot of growth in 2015, which indicates that smartphone battery life is a shared pain point between users in emerging and developed markets,” it said.

The Baidu Mobile Apps team also published a white paper on global smartphone trends on the occasion. The paper incorporates user behavioural data from both DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster covering over 200 countries.

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The latest version of DU Battery Saver comes with a completely redesigned interface, lighter build and improved battery accuracy.

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