UC Browser update makes downloads even faster

by: Shawn IngramJanuary 12, 2014


The latest update to UC Browser for Android promises to download files faster than any other browser regardless of your connection speed.

UCWeb, developers of UC Browser, already claim their browser downloads files faster than any other mobile browser. The latest version of the app is supposed to increase speeds by 15% on 3G and Wi-Fi. The browser downloads files are faster thanks to the “multi-threaded download technologies” employed in the app that break files down into smaller parts, downloading each one simultaneously. The new version of the apps has enhanced algorithms that increase efficiency of fetching data from servers and writing files to storage.

If that sounds a bit technical, just know that it should result in files and web pages downloading faster.

The new version of UC Browser includes a new Web Application Center that lets users add web apps to the browser. It should make accessing and using web apps much easier for those who use them on their phone.

Also included in the new version of UC Browser is the new Image Viewer and home screen widget. The Image Viewer creates photo albums of images that populate websites, making it easy to just view images on a website. The home screen widget, as you’d expect from any widget, grants quick and easy access to the browser right from the home screen.

All of the other features of UC Browser are still here, even if they’re not improved in version 9.5. The app still automatically loads the next page of a website as you scroll down to the bottom of the current page, and it still syncs bookmarks and tabs between devices.

The big feature of UC Browser, however, seems to be the download speeds. Have you tried UC Browser? Do you find it to be as fast as the developers claim it is?

  • Jayfeather787

    This would definitely be useful when downloading a rom from your phone.

  • MasterMuffin

    The browser is otherwise bad and really big files often can be downloaded with torrents

    • Michael

      What’s your browser of choice?

      • MasterMuffin

        Dolphin currently, mostly because Chrome and Opera don’t work with Disqus, Firefox has often bad days, I just don’t like Maxthon anymore and AOSP browser is broken in 4.4. Also because Dolphin is extra speedy in 4.4 thanks to built-in Jetpack only for 4.4 and flash works

        Edit. BTW I’ve tested every browser that I could find with 5000+ downloads and Dolphin is the best for KitKat!

        • Jayfeather787

          Ok. I like AOSP browser because it has not given me any problem yet, given I have an ION kernel installed. I may try dolphin though.

          • MasterMuffin

            After 4.4 update AOSP browser no longer autohides address bar, it doesn’t have history anymore (and incognito crashes it), no text wrapping anymore (though I don’t use it but still) and there are glitches :/

          • Jayfeather787

            Oh. Well I never really browse on my mobile device, so I did not notice this. Ok, well I guess I will try dolphin.

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        • mikeserafis

          Dolphin browser is the best in android. It has nice tablet ui on phone which i like a lot and its very fast even on low end devices

          • Scott Niemczyk

            Does dolphin support flash? I’m using next browser and am happy with it but always willing to try something new. I have a note 3 running 4.3

          • mikeserafis

            Yes it does. For me dolphin browser is better than next ( i have tried them both for long time in every android version) . Give it a try , its free .

        • Michael

          What do you guys think of Boat Browser? Right now I love it on my tablet, although I’m not a fan of it on my phone

          • Dario · 753 a.C. .

            i love it too.

        • Dario · 753 a.C. .

          i really like boat browser. i tested a lot of browser but everytime i got back to boat that in my opinion it’s the best.

          dolphin crashes really often for me.

          maxthon is good, but i don’t like the fact that you can’t hide the bar down.

          aosp browser is good, but i don’t like the fact it has not much options to configure it at the best for my use

          • MasterMuffin

            Boat is a meh, my second choice is Naked Browser (but dat GUI)

          • Dario · 753 a.C. .

            i tried that too. but i think that probably it’s more indicated for all that people having a low quality phone with few memory

          • MasterMuffin

            It works and works fast, so I don’t care

          • Dario · 753 a.C. .

            ok. i tried it many months ago. now, thank to you, i’m re trying it. really really fast. very good, do you use it as default browser? there is a way to open pages in panorama mode?

          • MasterMuffin

            I don’t even know what panorama mode is, but glad you like it!

        • Jacques Hragar

          Trust bro boat blows dolphin out of the water ( pun not intended)

        • I have no problems with DISQUS on Opera neither with Chrome.

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    • du jour sam

      Yo yo my gusta

    • Hocean

      then uc browser mini would be your choice

      • MasterMuffin

        the worse version of the browser? Why o.O

  • Brandon Haines

    I used naked browser… Very light weight

    • Dario · 753 a.C. .

      i used it too for a time. but i love boat browser and i got back to it. boat it’s really fast and stable

  • Aditya Bhatt

    This browser is shit. Feels like I m using a Java phone browser from 2004

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    Download paid & mod apps & games free for your android devices

  • darkhorse

    I actually quite like UC Browser, it’s fast and convenient, don’t understand why you guys are trashing it here. :(

    • 杜雪

      It’s faster than Chrome and Opera on my phone. I love it.

    • Michelle Bugante

      Me too! Best browser so far on my WP! Works quite well with my Android too.

    • cady

      yes, agree. I always use UC.

  • Ben bruto

    Increase your mobile 2G internet speed to 3G speed by using excellent android mobile app.This is definitely a better alternative for android default browser.