Baidu’s DU Speed Booster App Surpasses 50 Million Downloads Worldwide, Gets Version 2.0 Update

BEIJING, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Baidu [NASDAQ: BIDU], the world’s leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, today announced that its popular Android optimization app DU Speed Booster has exceeded 50 million downloads worldwide. The news comes hand-in-hand with a milestone product upgrade to version 2.0, which features a fully redesigned interface, a network speed test function and an improved file cleaner utility.

According to a June 2014 report from independent app analytics company App Annie, DU Speed Booster recently made impressive gains in North America, South America and Southeast Asia, which bolstered its total global downloads. DU Speed Booster’s increasing popularity reflects the growing number of Android users worldwide who rely on the app for its optimization and security features such as phone acceleration, junk file cleaning, game boosting and antivirus protection.

“We’re overjoyed that DU Speed Booster is helping so many people speed up and protect their phones for free,” said Carol Lu, product manager at DU Apps Studio, a mobile product team of Baidu. “Version 2.0 is our way of thanking all our fans for their support. We’ve improved every feature to help people squeeze even more speed out of their devices, and also help them save money on a new phone and hopefully reduce electronic waste at the same time,” said Lu.

DU Speed Booster 2.0 includes the following highlight features:

  • Accelerator: A single-tap optimizer that stops background processes and speeds up phones by as much as 60%;
  • Game Booster: A powerful game optimizer that automatically detects installed games, and increases in-game frames per second by as much as 25%;
  • Trash Cleaner: A comprehensive cleaning utility that scans memory, cache, residual files, system trash and leftover APKs, and lets users clean up their entire device in a single tap;
  • App Manager: A full-featured management tool that lets users easily view, install and uninstall their apps. In addition, App Manager also lets users move their apps to an SD card to save internal phone storage space;
  • Speed Test: A fun and useful tool that lets users check their local download and upload speeds, and compare their results with other DU Speed Booster users around the world via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or WeChat;
  • Security Center: A complete Android security solution with a virus scanner and a permissions manager to keep users’ data safe.

DU Speed Booster 2.0 can be downloaded for free from Google Play at: http://goo.gl/TBHVfM.

About Baidu

Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they are looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu’s ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “BIDU.” Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

About DU Apps Studio

DU Apps Studio is a global product team of Baidu. DU Apps Studio creates innovate state-of-the-art apps for Android devices that are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Its popular free apps include DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster.

Find DU Apps Studio on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/duapps.