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Review UC Browser
Quick and cost-efficient browser
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 12 Aug 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
UC Browser is a very fast and easy-to-use browser for smartphones running the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Until recently, this browser was only available to users with devices running operating systems that was already entrenched in the market, or those that are already gone. Now you also can enjoy surfing the Internet in a comfortable environment with the help of one of the most popular browsers, UC Browser.
The main positive feature of this application has always been the speed and minimum flow of traffic due to the strong compression of data on the server. This browser is even capable of breaking a session after it fully loads the page that interests you, and allows you to not only read something, but also to watch videos pre-loaded into the buffer, or saved to the phone memory in offline mode. What is interesting, stopping the session, the browser still gives the appearance of work so as your operator cannot round up the used traffic to their advantage.
Interface and settings of the browserPreviously, UC Browser frightened some people with excessive modesty in the design of pages - they looked as if it was a wap-site version. Now you can browse all websites in full form as on a PC. The main screen of the browser consists of fast tabs displaying a bookmarked site page and a search box in which you can also type the URL of the site where you want to go.
In browser settings you can select a search engine (Yandex, Google and YouTube), where inquiries will be made by default. Having made a finger slide to the left, you will find yourself in Tabs with a list of the most popular sites. There you will find the most popular social networks, sites for mobile devices, news portals, websites with online games, video and music. Another slide to the left, and you will be taken to My World page, where you can go to your favourites and tabs, as well as learn the history of viewing Internet sites. The next tab will be the pages you have saved for viewing in offline.
Download manager and themes in UC Browser
Below that is a button that takes you to the download manager, where you can track the current process of downloading files, or open previously downloaded files. The last tab on this screen will take you to the settings where you can change your browser's design theme. In general, the browser settings are quite extensive, and you can customize both the appearance and its performance for your taste.
ResumeMiss such an application is a pity, especially considering the fact that UC Browser is absolutely free, and besides, the Windows Phone operating system has not so much of a choice of browsers that would be desireable. Now the flash-support technology to go, and then it will be second to none.