Power to Give is a unique initiative put together by HTC and Dr. David Anderson of the University of California, Berkeley, which will allow Android users to donate their unused processing power to research and science.
It’s estimated that if about one million HTC phones contribute to the Power to Give project, it would provide roughly the same about of processing power as one of the world’s supercomputers. Considering that HTC shipped out over 780 million Android phones in 2013 alone, some real strides could be made in research for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s and even the search for extra-terrestrial life.
The app will enable users to specify which research initiative they would like to donate processing power to, while an Android device is charging and connected to Wi-Fi. The HTC Power to Give app is currently in beta mode, but it will be available for download from the Google Play store soon.