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UC Browser Adds New Download Services for iPhone Users

January 28, 2013, 9:00 UTC+3

First Mobile Browser to Leverage the Cloud to Speed Downloads and Provide Offline Video Viewing

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MOSCOW, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCWeb, Inc., a leading global mobile internet company, has launched UC Browser v8.9 for the iPhone. UC Browser is the only mobile browser to offer cloud download for the iPhone. This new version optimizes the mobile browsing experience for iPhone users by combining cloud based webpage compression technology and intuitive designs which can reduce data traffic by up to 90 percent and provide users with more control over content obtained from the internet. UC Browser v8.9 is available for free on Apple's iOS App Store.

Key features for UC Browser v8.9 include:

  • Cloud Download makes it possible for users to download extremely large files or those from difficult-to-reach online sources by using UCWeb's cloud server as the intermediary. Anyone with a UC Browser account can download files to the UCWeb server and then download to a local device with guaranteed speed and stability. A second benefit for cloud download is that mobile users will not be throttled by the poor mobile internet connection at the time of downloading, and users can use a better internet connection, such as WiFi, to download to local devices.
  • Download Manager is an intuitive management tool that helps users manage their contents in an efficient manner. Downloaded files can automatically be sorted into pre-categorized folders such as music, video, images and zip files. The download manager also alerts the user prior to the file download in the event that the file is not compatible with the iPhone. This prevents the user from downloading incompatible files, thus saving on both data cost and time. It also gives users more control over downloaded contents and allows digital formats such as MP3, video, eBooks and more to be accessed only with UC Browser.
  • Watch Offline takes advantage of the uptake in video consumption to allow users to cache online video and watch it later. This feature makes online video viewing possible even in relatively slow network environments, with poor or no internet connections. Once the video is cached to UC Browser, users can use UC Browser to view the video anytime, anywhere.

UC Browser is the largest mobile browser by user base. Quick Reads, URL auto-completion, and efficient search box combined with neatly designed site navigation makes it the choice of 400 million users worldwide. UC Browser also supports Gesture Control, which allows users to open a new tab or switch between multiple tabs with the swipe of the fingers. It also allows the users to switch between Night-and-Day mode and shuffle the themes of the browser by simply shaking the device.


About UCWeb Inc.

UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb) is a leading global provider of mobile internet software technology and application services.  Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb's mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of users around the world. UC Browser, the flagship product of UCWeb, has a global user base of 400 million users and is available on more than 3,000 different cell phone models from more than 200 cell phone manufacturers.



Katrina Wang

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