China’s most popular browser, UCWeb has launched its UC8.0 browser in India targeted towards Android devices. Currently, the company occupies 20% market share of the total mobile internet market in the country, which means out of every 4 Indian mobile internet users, 1 of them uses UC Browser. The company has more than 200 million users worldwide.
The new product UCWeb 8.0 version for Android is based on the strong power offered by U3 kernel technology. The UCWEB 8.0 version comes with improved five performance indices of mobile browsers – speed, intelligence, safety, low energy consumption, and expansibility (claims to save up to 90% of the traffic consumption when user browsing the Internet).
Aimed at bringing faster, cheaper, easier & higher efficiency mobile Internet experience to local users, and because of its powerful capability, has an average speed over 50% higher than those of other mobile browsers in 3G network, and up to 30% faster than other mobile browsers when accessing Internet in WIFI environment. In the future UC will introduce its hardware capacity and stronger HTML5 rendering and accelerating ability into U3 kernel to further upgrade the speed of UC browser. UCWEB 8.0 also realizes various smart modes of smart reading, smart forum, and smart screen-adapting etc.
Currently UCWeb holds second place in the cell phone browser markets of India, Indonesia and Russia, behind Opera Software ASA. Based in China, the company has already partnered with over 500 partners in India, including Google, Getjar, Nokia, ebuddy, and nimbuzz to provide end-to-end mobile internet services to local users.
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