UC Web, a popular mobile internet software and services provider, has released its new UC Browser 9.5 for Android OS.
new UC Browser 9.5 claims to deliver the fastest download speed of any
mobile browser on the market, and adds support for more number of
languages and fonts, along with a Web Application Centre, UC Homescreen
Widget, and an Image Viewer feature.
The new version supposedly
enables the user to download 15 percent faster on 3G and Wi-Fi compared
with the previous version of the UC Browser. 2G performance has been
also revamped for a smoother browsing experience, according to UC Web.
Web Application Centre built into the UC Browser 9.5 allows users to
easily install and run HTML5 and other web apps directly. Also added
were the Image Viewer and the UC Homescreen Widget. According to the
company, the Image Viewer serves as a scrolling photo album that
showcases all the pictures on the webpage. The UC Homescreen Widget is
an add-on that creates a widget on the Android home screen for easy
access. Other noticeable enhancements according to UC Web include
optimizations made to typing, gesture control and font adjustment.
UC Browser 9.5 now uses segmented file transfer and multi-threaded
downloading technologies that splits a single file into separate parts
and download those parts simultaneously through multiple channels.
of the new languages included in the browser are Tamil, Telugu, and
Malayalam. The new UC Browser 9.5 additionally displays a pop-up message
requesting permission to download the language which is not supported
by the device while opening a page.
UC Browser introduced version
9.4 back in November 2013 with the Auto Pager and Speed Mode II feature.
The Auto Pager feature allows the browser to automatically load the
next page in case it's part of a series of pages. The Speed Mode II
feature detects the type of Internet connection the users are on, the
device they are using, and the webpage, and fetches the most suitable
version of the webpage on the browser.
The company also announced
last year that it was opening its second headquarters in India as it had
seen a good uptake of the browser amongst Indian users.
UC Web claims that it is the number one mobile browser in India with a
30 percent market share. It also informed that the combined share of
active UC Web users on iOS and Android was 250 million.