UC Browser, an alternative web browser for Windows Phone, has been available on the platform for some time now. Since then the app has been updated a number of times and has now been bumped to version 2.7. It's worth noting that this is not a simple IE wrapper either. UC Browser is the real deal, offering a serious solution for those who wish to use something other than Internet Explorer. 

As well as being a standard mobile web browser, UC Browser does sport some functionality that makes general usage that more convenient and quicker. The team has added a number of features since the app was released, including the likes of tabbed browsing, an array of tools, as well as an intuitive user interface.

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So, what's bundled in version 2.7 to make life that much simpler?

  • Rotation Lock to lock the screen rotation, either in portrait or landscape view
  • Smart Downloads ensures the screen remains on while downloading, which makes sure your Wi-Fi stays connected (until the WiFi fix is rolled out)
  • Incognito Browsing for those web sessions on 4chan that are best forgotten about
  • Speed Dial now on the homepage to make it easier to visit favourite websites
  • Scan QR codes or use QR code images already in your phone
  • Customize your browser to your liking with a variety of wallpapers
  • Start-up speed is reportedly 20% faster than UC Browser 2.6

That's quite a hefty update, and one we're sure users of the browser will warmly welcome. UC Browser is a highly rated app for Windows Phone that offers a new user experience for those who wish to try something new, rather than sticking it out with IE 10 - which isn't a bad web browser by any means. We give it a thumbs up and recommend giving it a go if not already done so.

You can download UC Browser from the Windows Phone Store for free. Thanks, Mauler, for the tip!

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