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More about UC Browser
UC Browser for Android gives you a fast all-in-one web experience – along with an excellent Searching, Browsing, Downloading, Video, Gaming, Shopping, and Social Sharing experience at the fastest speeds.
Owned and operated by Alibaba, yes that is correct the online shopping giant from China. UC Browser steadily started its journey in 2004 initially offering availability for all mobile platforms from Blackberry OS to Symbian. But as time progressed its focus was retained on Android and IOS platforms for obvious reasons.
UC Browser for easy surfing
So in order to check out how things work we downloaded the UC Browser’s latest version for the Android platform. Speed was definitely a factor compared to Chrome for Android. Below are some of the factors that we were able to compile and distinguish while testing the app.
Speed Factor and Pre-Loading
The team at UCWeb has kept things simple, keep it fast and keep it steady. If you have been a Chrome user in the past the first feature that you will notice with the UC browser app will be its faster page loading speed.
The secret behind this is the cloud acceleration and data compression technology which customizes the pages upfront before they load onto the browser, so you can open them instantly.
You can say that the app’s smaller footprint allows it to have faster-loading speeds. Faster loading speed with UC Browser will not only save you time but with the data compression technology, it will compress the data packets which will use fewer internet data and be easy on your data plan as well.
If you are a late-night surfer then this feature is for you, many apps don’t come with an inbuilt night mode. But when surfing with the latest UC browser you will have the luxury of night mode.
Night mode tends to be easy on the eyes when surfing or using your device in low light or after a hard day’s work when your eyes are already exhausted. In order to turn the night mode on. Just click on the menu button which will pop up a few options, and then click on the night mode. Once you click the night mode a brightness tracker will pop up which will enable you to adjust brightness while in night mode.
500 Million Downloads for Android
500 Million Downloads for Android devices was a recent success story that confirms the UC browser’s recent dominance. You might have already downloaded one on your device or might even be using it to read this article.
The company has been spending massive amounts on ads and marketing, promoting its brand via Play Store and all other mediums. But this is a big feat compared to other apps that provide similar services.
Privacy and Data Policy
We were able to find a few studies online which tested UC Browser for privacy flaws and Data breaching back-doors. Below are some of the links to the recent articles that have been released after testing the browser’s data leaks.
Privacy and Security Issues with UC Browser A Chatty Squirrel: Privacy and Security Issues with “Transmission of personally identifiable information and user search queries without encryption.
Are UC Browser and UC Browser Mini safe? • /r/androidapps “UC Browser phones home and leaks user data
UC Browser 2023 Update
The new version of UC Browser 12.0 guarantees a better viewing experience for lower-end phones thus making. The updated version has added two customized functions – Smart Weather and Smart Zodiac Signs. Now the browser will remind users about the weather forecast and horoscope prediction for the day.
It also allows you to save over 50% of internet data while watching videos, which can play without buffering and can be watched while it is downloading. There is an automatic switch definition and a video preview feature as well. Plus you get faster video loading and downloading of top sites and pre-loading of video information flow.
Technical file information
- Package name:
- 184.108.40.2067 (50212)
- File size:
- 68.2 MB
- August 3, 2023
- Minimum Android version:
- Android 8.0 (Oreo, API 26)
- Screen DPI:
Older Versions of UC Browser:
What's new in this version of UC Browser?
- Bugs fixed.