HTC starts a program called Power to Give, which allows Android users to “donate” their phone’s processing power when it is idle. When the phone is not in use, it will automatically connect to UC Berkley via the cloud and process data for a variety of projects including AIDS research and the search for extra-terrestrial life. Chairwoman Cher Wang says:
We’ve often used innovation to bring about change in the mobile industry, but this programme takes our vision one step further. With HTC Power To Give, we want to make it possible for anyone to dedicate their unused smartphone processing power to contribute to projects that have the potential to change the world.