The UC Browser, 7.4 seems totally a new browser for us. It’s a new player in mobile browser market, competing with Opera Mini, Skyfire and Bolt. Opera mini has its attracting features to me, and so is UC Browser. I like its fast download and powerful settings which I can make the browser fully for my personal habits, such as the power shortcut system, the text space in the pages, content folding … All is for you to set them as you like.
Although there are several functions that I want don’t appear in this version, but I still think it deserves you to have a try.
“As our users are booming all over the world, our servers are managing much more requests than ever before. We have increased our server groups.” The super moderator in UC Forum writes. I have posted in the UC Forum many time referring about visiting problems, finally they heard and add servers for it. Now I feel faster than ever before.
“We also optimized our webpage management technology for better displaying webpages on mobile phones.” the super moderator continues, “in this new version ,we have provided better support of WAP2.0, an advanced standard for mobile sites. More elements in the webpages can be displayed on mobile browser.” I’ve tested for Yahoo and Songs.pk, you can see the screenshots, I think it’s a real progress for UC Browser.
With this improvement, I can now make the “Adaptive View”, sort of “Mobile View” in Opera Mini, to become my daily browsing choice. In this mode, the internet becomes really mobile for me.
In “Zoom Mode”, webpages are just for 15 inch or bigger computer screens, how could they be good if they are displayed full in a 4.3 inch (even smaller) mobile phone screen? I don’t want to zoom in and out continuously to find the content I am interested.
While in adaptive view, I can check all the content displayed “adaptive” on the screen, whether it is big or small. Now you can see clearly from my screenshots that in Mobile View mode, UC Browser displays the webpage better than Opera Mini
Another obvious change is the new design of navigation area. The “My Shortcuts” and totally new navigation area on the home screen really attract my eyes once I update from 7.2. It’s nice and kind of “Speed Dial” in Opera Mini. But it’s not the same as Opera Mini; UC Browser provides this function in its own style.
As it is named, “My Shortcuts” is a collection of most visited sites. These sites will appear in it automatically according to the visiting history. I can also make them sticky all the time too. The new navigation area is now rearranged in a much better way. With two columns, all the sites are listed within categories. Each category with lead you to a page contain many similar sites you might like. But I find there are some mistakes on sites and name spelling a few days ago, but they disappear now. Maybe the UC Team is adjusting this new feature.
12 popular sites are picked as icon links just beneath the “My Shortcuts” to make us easy to visit. There are sites I used most of the time, such as Google, Dantri and Yahoo; there are also sites I can download ringtones or apps such as GetJar and 1Mobile. Forget about typing address to visit sites, most sites you interested will appear in your hands after about 3 clicks under this new design.
There are some other features in UC Browser can meet your various needs while browsing, such as its famous download, supporting breakpoint transmission and multi-thread; save and share function enables you share pages by SMS; and the amazing night mode, which can make me enjoy browsing at night without disturbing my roommate’s sleep.
Try it for a couple of time, and I bet you’ll find it is a nice choice for you as me. I think it is in the same line with Opera Mini now. You can get it from their website or mobile site.
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