UC Browser is a mobile browser. The browser was created by a Chinese mobile Internet Company which is known as UCWeb. It is also being owned by the Alibaba Group of China. It was originally launched as J2ME-only application in 2004.
The browser is available on a number of well-known platforms like iOS, Blackberry OS, Android, Java ME, Windows Phone, Symbian, and Microsoft.
Features of UC Browser
It uses cloud acceleration and data compression technology. It servers act as proxy which compresses and offers the data of web pages before sending it to users.
The process helps load web content even faster, the browser can relate to some network environments and it also supports multi-file format downloading. In addition, it has HTML5 web app and cloud syncing features. It has the feature of “fast download”, this increases the download speed through multiple three connection download technique.
The browser is available on so many features phone platforms and smartphone, but Android mobile operating system represents the largest user base for the company, with 300 million of its 500 million total.
UC Browser Download management
The browser supports concurrent downloads and this includes a download manager, including pages for offline reading. IT supports pause-and-resume downloads. The new version of download manager has advanced features like an intermittent internet connection and mislabeled file to solve problems while downloading. The download process still continues even after the app has been closed and it will also automatically resume if the download has been interrupted for some reason. The download manager will automatically sort download files according to their type and it also places them in their respective folders.
UC Browser Data compression
Data compression minimizes data consumption while users are browsing. It has been performing more compression since 2006, and it has been offering works on its servers, which really works like the operation of a thin client.
UC Browser Cloud system
UCWeb declares that the cloud system used by the browser tends to data from the closest serves available, making the loading process quicker and smoother for users.
UC Browser Security
The research found out that the UC Browser is that protected, moreover, it has a Privacy leaking issue. It has so many security-related vulnerabilities. According to Qualys SSL Lab test, FREAK, POODLE, and Logjam. Anti-malware Company Malwarebytes said this wonderful has been detected as Trojan virus. It makes use of outdated RC4 cipher with an outdated SSL 3 or a SSL 2 protocol that has security faults.
UC Browser Supported Platforms
UC Browser supports the following operating systems
- iOS: UC Browser for the iOS devices was introduced in 2010. Presently, there are two versions of UC Browser which are available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
- Windows: UC Browser 6.0 is available for Windows.
- Android: There are two versions of UC Browsers for Android devices and them available on the Google Play Store.
- Windows Phone