UC Web Browser Hits 400M Users WorldWide


UCWeb browser has announced that it has reached 400 million user base worldwide. Recently UCWeb browser also overtook Opera Mini to become top browser in Google Play Store. In India alone it has gained close to 25% market share.

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Hyderabad, 13th December, 2012. UCWeb, the leading mobile internet company today announced that its global user base has now reached 400 million. In less than a year, UC Browser has gained 100 million new users. UC Browser which already was the largest mobile browser in the world in terms of user base has been on a terrific run this year and the latest Statcounter rankings point out that it is closing in on the top mobile browser position in India with a market share of over 25% in the India market.

The growth in market share in India is followed by UCWeb’s excellent performance in China, its domestic market, where it has achieved 50 percent market share. It also has more than 10 percent market share in four other countries. Adding yet another milestone to its kitty, UCWeb passed a landmark of 100 million global Android users last month as it continued to expand globally.

AppFest 2012 is being organised by Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in Hyderabad. Extending its support towards the development of mobile internet ecosystem, UCWeb joined hands with IAMAI and encouraged the app developers to make optimum use of its mobile internet platform. “UCWeb is committed to the Indian market, and we’d like to grow together with local mobile developers.  We hope that by partnering with local developers here in India and leveraging our global R&D resources, we can bring localized products and a better user experience to our Indian users as well as serve our 400 million global users,” said Kenny Ye, UCWeb’s India Managing Director. Ye spoke at the conference on how UCWeb has built a strong ecosystem by embracing open standards, redefining the browser as a service platform, and enabling more than 5,000 partners worldwide to tap its huge user base in making the ecosystem more vibrant.

UCWeb has been playing a pivotal role in the mobile internet industry since its inception in 2004. UC Browser is the pioneer in cloud computing technology and has developed a strong network of partners across various domains. It has proved to be a winning partner for its clients and has helped them achieve and maintain a strong user base. UCWeb has been committed to the Indian market and has been focussing on the localization of its products to suit the need of Indian consumers. It launched a Hindi version of UC Browser in September and is soon going to release an Urdu version as well.

Mobile internet has propelled the functionality of a mobile phone to the next level. With more than 950 million mobile phone users, India’s mobile internet users exceed PC internet users by at least three fold. The data traffic for mobile internet surpassed that of PC internet in May 2012, and it accounts for approximately 60 percent of the total traffic in November 2012. UCWeb has been committed to the Indian market and has been focusing on the localization of its products to meet the needs of Indian consumers. UCWeb launched a Hindi version of UC Browser in September and will soon release its Urdu version for better localization experience.

Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb has been playing a pivotal role in the mobile internet industry. UC Browser is also the pioneer in cloud computing technology and has developed a strong network of partners across various domains. It has proved to be a winning partner for its cooperating clients and has helped them achieve and maintain a strong user base.

*Measured in Quarterly Active Users, December 2012, UCWeb internal data

**Weekly market share of mobile browsers in India, StatCounter, December 2012

***Measured in Quarterly Active Users, November 2012, UCWeb internal data

About UCWeb Inc.

UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb) is a leading 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 uses around the world.

 


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