According to StatCounter – an independent web traffic analytics service, UC Browser, a leading provider of mobile internet software and services of UCWeb, an Alibaba Group company, which was established in 2004, has now become the second-most popular mobile browser in the world. Currently, it has a market share of 17.42%.
Here it is worth-mentioning that UC Browser, is available on more than 3,000 different models of mobile devices from over 200 manufacturers. At the same time, it is compatible with almost all mainstream operating systems. The UC Browser is now available in 11 languages and is serving users in more than 150 countries and regions around the world.
The strength of UC Browser is its signature cloud enabled browsing technology which can compress data by up to 60%. Moreover, deep localization and strong synergistic partnerships with local content providers has boosted downloads and engagement with the browser. Last December, UC Browser surpassed 100 million daily active users (DAUs), propelling it into the elite group of apps which includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on.
Commenting on the achievement, Mr. YU Yongfu, President of Alibaba Mobile Business Group, which UCWeb is part of the unit, explains, "In addition to our leading position in home turf China market, overseas growth has contributed significantly to UC Browser’s ascent to become the world’s No.2 mobile browser. By providing a one-stop mobile browsing gateway, UC Browser makes mobile services conveniently accessible, helping improve and reshape the mobile lifestyle of our users worldwide. We will continue to reach new users through unique localization and personalization efforts."