UC Browser is a mobile browser developed by UCWeb (previously known as UC Mobile). Originally launched in April 2004 as a J2me-only application, it is now available on platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Symbian, J2ME and Blackberry. In 2010, UC Browser introduced its first iOS app in the Apple App Store.
With a huge user base in China, strong adoption in India and continued growth in emerging regional markets, UC Browser reached 500 million global users in March 2014.
1.1 UC+: HTML5, WebApp and Add-ons
1.2 Download management
1.3 Data compression
1.4 Cloud system
2.3 Windows Phone
3 Localization strategy
The browser uses cloud acceleration and data compression technology. UC Browser's servers act as a proxy which compresses the data of web pages before sending it to users. This process helps load web content faster. The browser can adapt in different network environments and support multi-file format downloading. In addition, UC Browser has HTML5 web app and cloud syncing features.
UC Browser is available on several smartphone and feature phone platforms, but Android represents the largest user-base for the company, with 300 million of its 500 million total on Google's mobile OS.
UC+: HTML5, WebApp and Add-ons
In July 2013, UCWeb announced the UC+ Open Platform. The platform consists of a WebApp store, an Add-on Platform and an Application Bookmark Platform. It went live with the launch of UC Browser v9.2 for Android.
The browser supports simultaneous downloads and includes a download manager, including pages for offline reading. It supports pause-and-resume downloads. The new version of download manager has improved features to solve problems while downloading such as an intermittent internet connection and mislabeled files. The download process will continue even after you completely close UC Browser and the download process will automatically resume if the download is interrupted for some reasons, again, all in the background.
Data compression reduces data consumption while users are browsing. Since 2006, UC Browser has been leveraging more compression and rendering work on its server, similar to the operation of a thin client.