CCleaner arrives (in beta) for Android users

April 3, 2014
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It has been quite some time since we heard about CCleaner coming to Android. But in a bit of good news -- the app is now available from the Google Play Store. You will need to be willing to run a beta release, but otherwise, everything is being handled using the Google Play Store beta program. Or in other words, CCleaner is in beta, but no sideloading is involved.

Participating in the beta program may result in some issues, but the app seems to be rather full featured. The announcement post on the Piriform blog lists everything from optimizing and cleaning, to being able to reclaim storage space. The current feature set breaks down as follows;

  • Optimize - Browser History, Application Cache, Clipboard and more
  • Clean - Call Logs and SMS messages individually, in bulk, by age or by contact
  • Reclaim storage space by quickly removing unwanted applications
  • Monitor your CPU, RAM, storage space and battery levels

There was also a bit of teasing in terms of upcoming features. No timeline was given, not that we would expect one given this is all beta -- but here is what CCleaner users have to look forward to seeing with future updates.

  • Process management and RAM cleaning
  • Custom folder cleaning
  • Features for rooted devices

Anyway, gaining access to the beta can be done by following these steps;

1. Visit the CCleaner for Android Google+ page and click the "Join Community" button.
2. Visit the Google Play Store page for the CCleaner app and click the "Become a Tester" button.

From that point you can download and install the app as you would any other.

SOURCE: Piriform


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