UC Browser continues its update spree; version 3.3 adds Wi-Fi sharing, pin to Speed Dial and more

UC Browser is a super popular alternative web browsing experience on Windows Phone. Microsoft's Internet Explorer has come a long way, but should you require a web browser with more features and regular updates, UC Browser is definitely one to keep an eye on and have installed on your Windows Phone.

Version 3.3 of UC Browser has just been pushed to the store, so open up a new tab and head past the break to find out what's new.

The first new feature added in 3.3 is the ability to pin your favourite websites and UC Browser features to the app's homescreen. This makes it possible for you to add whatever you like to the homescreen for more convenient access. Want quicker access to the cool download feature? Pin it and you're good to go - or you could pin wpcentral.com to remain on top of news and such if you prefer the native web experience. 

Next up is Wi-Fi sharing, allowing the transfer of files between phones, tablets and a PC. It's super simple to get set up. Head into the Download Manager, click on the Wi-Fi icon and you're good to go, following on-screen instructions. If all this connectivity wasn't enough, the team behind UC Browser has also bundled geo-location sharing - perfect for Facebook and other websites that can make use of your location.

The tile of the app itself has now been live-enabled, making it fit in with the rest of your installed apps. Finally, site navigation has been further categorised to make it even more convenient to get around. Overall, version 3.3 is a rather nice upgrade to an experience we already love on Windows Phone.

Are you a fan of UC Browser? We are too, which is why we've launched a new forum dedicated to the Windows Phone web browser. Be sure to head on in there to engage with other users in general discussion, peer-to-peer support and interact with the development team.

You can download version 3.3 of UC Browser from the Windows Phone Store for free. We strongly recommend you check the app out. Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.