UC Browser

Web browser and video player designed for speed

4.4

90 Votes

  • Category Browsing
  • License Free
  • Size 19 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Language English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.UCMobile.intl
  • Author UCWeb Inc.
    Tower B GRG Square, 163 West Huangpu Dadao Ping Yun Rd., Tianhe Dist., Guangzhou,510627 China

UC Browser is a minimalist browser designed to increase page loading speed and decrease system resource strain for the Android OS.

UC Browser is an interesting product. It's boldly attempting to enter the browser market that has historically been dominated by larger companies. It promises to decrease page loading times via advanced caching and compression techniques. It also omits certain features that its creators claim are not often used and take up excessive system resources.

Interestingly, it has voice command and gesture response features. It tries to make the browsing experience more natural and intuitive. There are a few studies around the internet that claim that it also has a lower resource strain and therefore leads to longer battery life. It even has an incognito mode that allows the user to browse the internet without logging anything on their local device regarding their usage.

UC Browser may have small advantages over major products, but it doesn't have the advantages of constant patching and oversight that other browsers have. If there is a security issue or major bug, it will take longer to be fixed. It's a superior product for people new to mobile browsing and who want something easy to figure out. For more experienced users, UC Browser would likely be wasted space on their phones.

Pros:

  • Claims to load pages faster and use less bandwidth
  • Claims to use less phone resources
  • Has more natural controls than most browsers

Cons:

  • Will not have updates and patches as fast as more popular browsers
  • Does not have the more advanced options other browsers have

1. Explore trendy content with UC Browser

2. Faster downloading is coming

3. Enjoy reading smoothly

4. Never miss any Facebook messages

5. Never miss any trendy news

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • CLEAR_APP_CACHE: Allows an application to clear the caches of all installed applications on the device.
  • EXPAND_STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to expand or collapse the status bar.
  • GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES: Allows an application to call killBackgroundProcesses(String).
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS: Allows mounting and unmounting file systems for removable storage.
  • PERSISTENT_ACTIVITY: This constant was deprecated in API level 9. This functionality will be removed in the future; please do not use. Allow an application to make its activities persistent.
  • READ_LOGS: Allows an application to read the low-level system log files.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SET_WALLPAPER: Allows applications to set the wallpaper.
  • SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS: Allows applications to set the wallpaper hints.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT: This permission is no longer supported.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • android.permission.ACCESS_BLUETOOTH_SHARE
  • android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS_FULL
  • com.UCMobile.intl.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
  • com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.android.launcher3.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.android.launcher3.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.android.mylauncher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.android.mylauncher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.fede.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.fede.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.gau.go.launcherex.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.gau.go.launcherex.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.huawei.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.huawei.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.mx.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.mx.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.nd.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.nd.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.sec.android.app.twlauncher.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.sec.android.app.twlauncher.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • org.adw.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • org.adw.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • org.adwfreak.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • org.adwfreak.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
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