UC browser is a web browser launched in 2004 and developed by UCWeb, a company from China which is an asset of the Alibaba Group. It can be compared with such monsters in this market segment as Google Chrome and Firefox. It is compatible with almost any operating system. Some experts show concerns as to the safety of this browser. Perhaps, it does not deliver absolute protection, but it provides a rather fast response on user’s commands. Make your choice!
The application has its advantages making it rather popular. Its speed is so high that you will be impressed. Perhaps, it is not the best one comparing with other popular browsers like Firefox, but still, it is worth to be mentioned. Such a high speed is possible due to data compression. This technology together with cloud acceleration, allowing to download the frequently used sites almost immediately, decrease the amount of data you are going to download. This process allows fast loading of different web content. The latest version of the app suggests increasing download speed up to 25%.
The app is able to carry out concurrent uploads that are in high demand within a wide range of users. You can apply a download manager, allowing to arrange pages to be read offline. Moreover, you can pause the process, or it can be interrupted due to an outer cause, and it is possible to continue later. This manager can solve a range of problems connected with such operations like unstable internet connection or mistakes with files. It arranges the files you download in accordance with place and type.
About security, there is an opinion that the browser uses outdated SSL protocols and cryptography and can leak data. But the developer proves that the product is safe and guarantees privacy. You can block ads here, so if advertisement annoys you, it is wise to refuse it at all. There are night and incognito modes. The former allows comfortable reading in the dark, and the latter does not view your history and data, guaranteeing your confidentiality in such a way. This is possible under the sole condition – you should register your UCWeb account.
Thus, this browser will allow you to download video, music, and other files suited any fancy, to watch movies in a smooth manner and with a light traffic consumption. You will be able to synchronize history, your favorites and open pages on every mobile device you have. The interface runs so smoothly that you will forget about waiting for pages appearing on the screen. It suggests self-adapting content which is selected based on your preferences and choices made earlier. The app can be easily customized as you want. Just enter the menu and find settings.
This browser has a serious international following even with those concerns about user’s privacy and security mentioned in the reports of security researchers.