UC Browser for Windows Phone update brings new functionality and improved website navigation

UC Browser for Windows Phone update brings new functionality and improved website navigation
UC Browser is one of the popular alternatives to stock internet browsers on mobile devices. Made by Beijing-based UCWeb, the app has attracted over 400 million global users across all platforms, including PC, Symbian and Java-based environments. It also enjoys a strong following from Windows Phone users, whose ratings have made UC Browser one of the featured apps currently in the Windows Phone Store.

Today, the WP version of UC Browser got updated to v3.3.0.358. The update brings new functionality, such as pinning websites to Speed Dial, sharing of downloaded files to other devices via your Wi-Fi connection, as well as improved website navigation and the ability to share your location to social media.

UC Browser works on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8. It boasts features like Desktop view, Flexible Modes (Night, Speed, Incognito, Text-only browsing), customized themes, opening multiple tabs without refreshing, and more.

UC Browser is available for free from the Windows Phone Store.

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25 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Its great to have all these alternative browsers on WP.. Now, we just need Firefox, and Opera, browsers to chose from.. Nevertheless, IE10 is great, really good in WP8, and IE11 is going to be extremely good in WP8.1 with much more HTML5 support. Netflix movies will play in the browser with no plugins at all.. Amazing, and I can't wait for WP8.1❕

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I really hope IE11 supports tab syncing

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

IMO,, the only thing, and the only thing, that the browsing experience on my WP, and my other IE11 supported devices, are missing is the ability to sync my favorites across all devices... I suspect that is coming in WP8.1.. What is tab syncing❔

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

IIRC doesn't WP do the same as ios and forbid 3rd party rendering engines?

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No. Why would you think that❔

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Funny when a browser has better customization than the OS. Nokia fanboy

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Funny how much you love WP, but are to "special" to admit it..

4. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

UC browser has much much better features than the default IE browser but the design feels unpolished. Sill, better than the default IE.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

They're both good.. The default browser is more geared towards simplicity.. MS intentionally made the browser for a wide audience instead of cluttering it with tons of useless features that would hinder the UI.. It's time that some of us finally realize that WP is WP, and it in no way is supposed to be Android.. That's why options are great..

11. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Agree. Mainly like Windows Phone because of its simplicity (iOS is too simple)

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Page forward, jump to top are not advanced feature and i expect it to be present on IE. But its not. Also, they should have added an extra button to allow tab and stop/refresh button to be present at the same time.

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Page forward, and jump to the top aren't to much to ask for.. I guess their thinking about page forward is for us to use the Recent tab, which WP users are used to. And Jump to the top is a great idea, but it would have to be added into the menu.. I doubt if they will add a extra button, but who knows, maybe they will.. Its all about simplicity with WP, so for now everything is organized neatly under the menu.. For anyone who has used WP for a while none of this stuff is critical.. But, it wouldn't hurt to have those extra options. No big deal.

18. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Those features are something i would use a LOT. Its a big deal. Have you seen the amount of space around the quick button, around the addressbar and around the three dots? Those are wasted space. If it were designed well, there wouldn't be so much careless wastage. Its one of the things (amongst many others) that shows WP8 designers aren't serious.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I understand that some people might have the same ideas as you, and they are valid, but as far as these being major annoyances y'all are probably the minority.. That's why I say it's no big deal.. Nevertheless, I always welcome more features, and you've got the right idea about new things that can be implemented... Us fans of the OS see it as a tradeoff.. I do believe that MS takes longer than say Google to implement new features, but I would rather them take their time, do it right with less issues, better performance, and in a more intuitive way, then just add things just to add them... Apple takes as much time as MS to do things and it's arguable that WP, and iOS are much better designed, and perform better for the most part then Android.. Quality takes time.. On the other hand things like the notification system, and separate volume controls, should be in place by now, but from my great experience using WP I tend to cut MS a little slack because the good in WP8 definitely outweighs the bad.. So, WP isn't perfect, but the good definitely outweighs the bad.. And, there are two other smart options to choose from.. Carriers let you return a device before a few weeks so if using WP after a few days you find that it doesn't work for you then it can be returned for something else.. I just don't see why people get WP devices, don't like them, continue to use them, and steady complain about them.. Definition of insanity❔... Just like I do with Android, because I have no interest in it, I would skip over WP articles, and simply just not buy a Windows Phone device, if it wasn't for me... I guess some people here on PA just look for reasons to complain about something over, and over.. Please help me understand why.

21. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Because those 'some people' are not carrier locked and have bought their devices outright without any contracts, like me. Thats why. From my observation, something tells me that MS is holding back WP platform back by ignoring important features and deliberately relasing updates very slowly, for some reason. That, or they lack good designers/planners.

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, maybe a new CEO can do things to please us all.. I see the future of WP very positive because change is good... It's just icing on the cake for WP fans who already enjoy the platform.. A new CEO might be a win win situation for everyone.. Who knows.

23. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

alterecho, something tells me you work for Sammy or Google, or both. How about lamenting the fact that your beloved Android OS is fatally compromised, and spills user's private data out onto the net, into the hands of 3rd party entities. Flexibility at the price of security; the open garden is full of weeds ;o)

6. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

uc is very fast. and wp version looks way cooler than androids

12. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

are there chrome and opera mobile for wp?? please answer me, i never had a wp phone

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No, not yet.. Although Firefox is rumored to be coming.. IE10 works great, and IE11 is coming in about 5 months..

24. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

i have tried nokia 920/820/720/520 live unit, and i dont like IE :(

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What's wrong with it❔

16. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Uc is an amazing alternative for opera...it saves data well.ie10 to Microsoft is like chrome to Google

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly.. IE10 works great, and doesn't leave most users longing for alternative.. IE11 for WP8.1 will be even better...If you guys saw how fast, and perfect, web pages came up, and looked, on my 1520 then you would understand.. I'm sure this SD800 has something to do with it though..

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If data consumption is important, and you have a Lumia, try Nokia's own Nokia Browser (free in the store). It's pretty good, an evolution of the browsers from Symbian, in a good way. Speed dial, data consumption reduction, security, etc. I use it whenever I'm in a low-signal area (like 2G EDGE 3G)

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