Mobile browser war: Chinese UCWeb’s market share in India grows past 20%
UCWeb, the Chinese web company we have been talking about a lot lately announced on Wednesday that users of its web browser users outside of China has reached 60 million.
Its market share in India has grown more than 20%. According to Statcounter, in the first half of 2012, UC Browser’s market share in India has grown from 12% to over 23% (Read: A look at India’s Mobile Internet Revolution).
The company has also staked claim to the title of being the worlds largest mobile browser company with nearly 300 million users worldwide in a period of 8 years.
UC Browser, is available on more than 3,000 different models of cell phones from over 200 cell phone manufacturers across all major operating systems. In June 2011, the company released its U3 kernel a faster and more secure way of browsing.
The first international version of UC Browser was released in 2009. UCWeb has now gone past 10 % market share in 6 different countries, including India. The company’s first office outside China was opened in India earlier in September.