Less than two months after UC Web introduced its UC Browser for Java phones, the company is back with an improved version for Android devices.
However, the final version of UC Browser for Android device has higher system requirements than any other previous version.
Still, those who really wish to try out UC Browser 8.0 but do not have a device that meets the minimum requirements can choose to download a lite version of the browser here.
The application has been partly redesigned and features a more powerful rendering engine, which is one of the main reasons behind the developer’s decision to launch an additional lite version of the UC Browser for Android devices.
UC Browser 8.0 for Android introduces new features such as Quick Reads, Quick Dial, Quick pre-loading and Quick switch, as well as a more relaxed interface layout to make it easier to navigate through menus.
With Quick Dial, users will be able to add their favorite websites for quick access anytime, anywhere. This very much looks like Opera’s speed dial
Quick switch is a simple function that allows users who open multiple tabs while browsing to move between pages with ease. Basically, they will be able to browse between tabs with a single tap.
UC Browser’s main strong point is the speed that is able to load pages, so UC Web made sure that this feature stays in this version too. With Quick pre-loading, the browser prefetches content loading and takes advantage of intelligent caching, which offers blazing fast page loading.
Quick Reads is a simple feature that provides users with the possibility to read anything they’re interested in on the Internet much easier.
UC Browser 8.0 for Android is now available as free download via Softpedia and is fully compatible with all devices running Android 2.1 and up. The lite version is available for download as well and requires at least Android 1.5 operating system.