Remember that HTC Preview program that was announced last year? It just kicked off, and details on the first thing that’s being tested have leaked.
HTC Boost+ is a new app that Preview members are currently trying out. The app is meant to help you clean up your phone, including clearing your RAM, deleting cache files, and more. There’s a “Smart Boost” setting that you can use to have Boost+ automatically clear your memory in the background, and you can also turn on notifications so that the app will alert you when your “junk” is over a certain amount of storage or you go a set length of time without using an app.
One other feature of Boost+ is the ability to lock apps. You can make it so that you’ll need a fingerprint or pattern to unlock an app, and interestingly, it looks like Boost+ will occasionally show you ads when you’re accessing a locked app.
It’s kind of strange to see HTC testing a cleaner app like Boost+, as Android should be able to manage its memory and such on its own. Cleaner apps like this used to be a big deal, but we haven’t really heard anything about them in a while. Apparently HTC thinks that it needs one now, though. The Boost+ app does at least look nice, and its design seems like it’d fit right in with Sense.
It’s unclear when or if HTC will release Boost+ to the public, so for now we’ll just have to ogle at these leaked screenshots. You can find more at the link below.