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