UC Mobile Browser: The new kid on the block giving tough times to Opera & other mobile browsers

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Mobile Browsers are now becoming as important as our traditional web browsers – Thanks to rise in mobile internet. Infact, Google India head – Rajan Anandan, recently quoted that 40% of all Google searches in India are done using mobile phones and nearly 67% e-commerce happens on mobile devices.

Even on trak.in, visitors coming from mobile device have increased significantly over past 12 to 18 months. Earlier we used to get about 2% to 3% of our traffic from mobile devices – and in last 12 months it has surged to 10% of overall traffic.

To ensure good experience for our mobile visitors, I was testing how trak.in loads on various mobile browsers. While doing my tests, I found UC browser was probably the best and fastest of the lot (I tested it on Android phone).

UC browser

I was also curious to know the number of users using UC browser in India and to my surprise UC browser is gaining significant popularity among Indians. Check out the following statcounter graph that gives you an idea of UC browser’s increasing popularity in India.

Popular Mobile Browsers in India

Statcounter Stats

UC browser is one of the newest kid on the block, but within last 3-4 months it has gained significantly becoming the 3rd most popular browser in India. On the other hand market leader Opera, as well as second placed Nokia Browser, have been loosing their market share this newest entrant.

UC browser is available free of cost on all platforms including Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and iPhone. It has a Java version as well!

This newest Mobile Browser is sure to give Opera & other mobile browsers a tough time in coming days!

Have you used this browser earlier? what has been your experience with it?

  1. Mj says

    Its working great on my Android on froyo (2.2) and i recommend it t use as the downloading speed has been great !

  2. Himanshu Sheth says

    I have been using the Atomic Web browser on iPod Touch and it works great… The paid version 0.99c has many interesting features. Have also tried UC Browser but was not so much satisfied…

    – Himanshu Sheth

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Himanshu,

      Its been a long time since you have commented on this blog – nice to see you here. I have tries UC Browser on Android and trust me it is better than opera and stock chrome browser. I have no idea of how UC browser behaves on Apple devices.

      You may be right actually… it may not be that good on iPhone…

      Arun

  3. Vivek Stanley says

    I prefer dolphin over UC browser.

  4. Rohit says

    I have also used it on my Android phone and it’s working great. I think there is one problem that it doesn’t allows streaming links to play. Downloading speed is also good.

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