People in Taiwan clean an average of 759 megabytes of junk files from their mobile phones per day, the fifth-largest volume of mobile phone users worldwide, according to Cheetah Mobile Inc (獵豹移動), the developer of the Clean Master free cache cleaning app.
Taiwan trailed users in South Korea (1,131MB), Japan (883MB), Germany (802MB) and the US (781MB), Cheetah Mobile said, citing the results of a survey on file cleaning habits in different countries around the world.
Ranking sixth to 10th were mobile phone users in Spain (700MB), Turkey (643MB), Russia (635MB), China (631MB) and Malaysia (597MB), the company said.
Mick Tsai (蔡昌傑), product director for Cheetah Mobile, said the more frequently people use their mobile phones, the more junk files are generated. The volume of junk files removed, therefore, reflects the level of users’ dependence on mobile phones, he said.
Because people in South Korea and Japan like to play games on their handsets, mobile phone users in those two countries remove a massive volume of junk files, he said.
In Taiwan, where social networking apps and mobile games are popular, the volume of junk files removed is also quite large, he said.
Tsai said video, music, photo and social networking apps tend to produce the most junk files in smartphones, and unless users clean up these temporary files on a regular basis, the memories of their mobile phones will eventually become full.
At present, Clean Master has over 600 million users around the world, with the volume of junk files removed using the app totaling 1.22 million terabytes per year worldwide, according to Cheetah Mobile.
In Taiwan, Clean Master is installed on around 70 percent of Android smartphones.
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