UC Browser version 3 hits the store, brings an array of new features
We previously went over what's new in version 3 of the popular third-party web browser, UC Browser not long back where many exciting features were stated to be coming soon. Today, we're pleased to relay news that the update is now live for consumers to enjoy. So what's new in the latest release?
Here's what we listed in our previous coverage:
- Upgraded Homepage - A complete overhaul of the homepage with new features such as the ability to move and contract your Speed Dials like Tiles in WP8.
- Speed Boost - The speed of downloading has been increased by 40%-100%, along with an increase in page loading speeds.
- Increased Usability - You can now exit UC Browser by clicking “back” twice at home page.
- Domain Name Support - The entering of domain names in different languages (like .рф) allows for more convenient browsing.
- QR Code Scanning - You can now scan QR Codes (although this is listed in 2.9, it looks to be updated here)
The best part of UC Browser is that the app is completely free. You can download UC Browser from the Windows Phone Store. Both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 supported.
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But the Browser Control run out of memory pretty quick. Sometimes a large webpage in Desktop Mode will eat through the 300MB limit for WP apps.
IE was a system app and don't have that limitation, we were really jearous...
So we rewrote the download feature to avoid it, which cannot run in background since it's not native.
We will do another estimation after Build conference for background download.
Thank you for your longtime support man. We will definitely do our best.
Web pages should work across all browsers that adhere to the standards. Yes, there will be minor differences here and there and things won't render pixel-perfect on each browser but you shouldn't aim for that.
If you find a web page that doesn't work with a recent version of IE, Firefox or Chrome/Safari, go hit the developer with a cluebot.
Thats why Firefox wont go to iOS: they cant use their engine. And the same applies to browsers and Windows Phone. UC and others are on WIndows Phone, but they are very multi-platform (UC has/had Java versions for feature phones even), so theyve shown they dont really care about engines, and that their browsers are about features, not HTML support, they have over the other browsers.
We also have a WebKit engine which we love to bring to WP, but would need more time to implement.
I am waiting for browser like Opera Mini or Dolphin
-orientation lock for example,
faster way to open,switch and close tabs.
auto text alighment after zooming in/out,
surfube has one of the best UI i've seen so far, it was meant to mulit-tab.. ironically enough, it crashes after u open 3 tabs or more :P
I prefer to use a browser all of my links will directly open in
We earn money just like other browser or app companies: Advertisement & Games.
For global market profit was not our priority since there's much to improve before we make everyone satisfied :).
I think UC is cute (you guys even have a mascot_, Cube is awesome :P
Someone tell me their kids was very disappointed when they tap that lil icon and found out it's not a game.
Let's talk in PM
I'm from Brazil, use my Lumia 920 in "portuguese (brazil)" language. I have this login issues for a while (a few months, to be honest). I only manage to login in the fast mode, not in the regular.
The game Turbo Racing League has been updated.
I'll give it a another try though.
For large data from previous version, you would notice it become fewer everyday untill reach a reasonable level. That's because checking and deleting all of them at once will slow the browser down, so we do it step-by-step.
When i switch to speed mode, i can.
Please fix this....
I can not log in any site from this browser. Gmail,Facebook, outlook, nothing works, it just reload the page when I press sign in!
Any ideas why?
I am using Lumia 920!
What I saw in UC 3.0, though, is that I can't find some useful things that 2.9 had. Maybe it's my fault:
1) the Start screen now is handy, BUT.. how can I edit the URL in there? It seems my only chance is delete/resize a "tile"; no content modification is available..
2) I lack the "Bookmark star icon" in the Start screen. Yes, I can swipe a couple times and find it boldly on Green. I tried to long-press that box hoping for a menu that offered me to "pin" it directly on the Start screen. It wasn't. Wouldn't be useful to pin those Bookmarks, Downloads, Watch it later boxes into the new Start Screen if the user was willing to do that (UC 3.1, anyone)?
Thanks for your precious work!
We was trying to make "feature shortcut" go to "my collection" and "website shortcut" goto Speed Dial. But I am more interested about: why would you need to modify a url?
Was there some good instapaper app on WP?
We would love to do some "share to" cooperation with them.
Suggestion: Thumbnails for pinned pages :D
We have that in concept design, but can't find any content to fill the empty space.
So this feature was skipped in this version.
There's any chance to bring us thumb for pinned tiles?
See if you like it.
The design was beatiful, but I doubt the actual screenshot thumbnail can look nice.
Also was the 4 language setting in your "language + region" set to the same one? what was it?
Thank you !
We also checked the problem. It only happen with Beta version, we fixed it right before release.
in Android i know i can clear ALL UCbrowser (including active session). For me, this bug become very annoying, especially if i use UCBrowser to open static page, it show only the cached version of the page, not the updated one.
My phone is Lumia 520 and UCbrowser 184.108.40.2065
.anyways man how to transfer videos downloaded in Uc like IDM integration . .