UC browser was created by e-commerce giant Alibaba, founded in 1999 in Hangzhou, China. Nowadays, this app has replaced Google Chrome for millions of smartphone users in Asia and Europe.
The battle of the mobile browsers is hotting up, with a new contender emerging in Asia that is taking on Google Chrome’s dominance. The Asian-born UC Browser is becoming the web access application of choice for hundreds of millions of consumers in developing markets. That free app for Android devices is said to work better on low-end smartphones and in areas with intermittent coverage. Its desktop version also demonstrates stability and speed under any circumstances, the extensions is fully compatible with Chrome ones, so, the users are easy can replace Chrome with UC.
One technical reason for UC Browser’s success is its tiny file size, taking up around 31MB of space compared to Google Chrome’s 125MB, which makes it ideal for devices with smaller internal storage space. Frankly, Chrome in its first versions wasn’t too heavy, too.
According to the latest data, in the UK and US, most smartphones have a minimum of 32GB of storage on average, that is why users prefer UC ‘feather-weight’ browser. The second key attraction is UC’s portal-like approach to showing news, scores from sports like cricket and soccer, as well as other content, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal.
In 2017, the Asian UC Browser has become the dominant smartphone browser in India and Indonesia, two regions with untapped potential when it comes to internet connectivity. Of course, the users like that light UC browser, which works better on low-end Android phones and in areas with intermittent coverage in comparison with Google Chrome app.