There is no doubt that Maxthon is still the No.1 Chinese browser in the market, but we can see that the competition is getting more intense. Tencent has its so called TT browser bundled with QQ for a long time, Firefox is more and more accepted by high educated Internet users; If you search for 浏览器 (means Browser in Chinese), there are a couple of Chinese browsers which are good alternatives. I have tried one called EnjoyIE developed by a team based in Beijing. Even though the founder told me that he was doing this for his own interest, but the fact is that this browser has already got 2 millions users and for me it is working even faster than Maxthon.

Who can compete with Maxthon in China? It is far too early to have an answer. However, if we turn our eyes to the Mobile browser market, the answer seems a bit more clearer. A Guangzhou based company called UCWeb really has the chance. Reading the propaganda I got weeks ago in Beijing and playing it on my N95, UCWeb is an impressive product on mobile devices indeed. It has the versions for Java (MIDP2.0), Symbian, SP/PPC, Brew and MTK; has the download management; supports web page optimisation for mobile devices; multi-tab browsing; RSS subscription and some others. UCWeb now has over 25 millions users, 1.5 millions daily active users. The future of UCWeb is quite promising.

Firefox’s mobile version is still somewhere, but UCWeb has released its English version (version 5.1) last July, hopefully its recent version 6.0 will come in English soon. And, the exciting news I heard is that the iPhone version of UCWeb is coming soon.

Whatsoever, the battle field of the coming browser war will be on mobile!

Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.

Join the Conversation

20 Comments

  1. Saying “UCWeb has already released its English version” is somewhat misleading – they released an English version of UCWEB 5.1 last July, but so far there isn’t any English version of the current version, UCWEB 6

  2. Based on my experience on Nokia 6630 … Personally … UCWEB 6.3 English version MUCH …MUCH BETTER compare with All Others Mobile Browser. The internet speed is FAST and completed with own downloader. Now awaiting for the update version … for improvement. Good Luck. Warm Regards from : Widijono – Indonesia

  3. Based on my experience on Nokia 6630 … Personally … UCWEB 6.3 English version MUCH …MUCH BETTER compare with All Others Mobile Browser. The internet speed is FAST and completed with own downloader. Now awaiting for the update version … for improvement. Good Luck. Warm Regards from : Widijono – Indonesia

  4. Based on my experience on Nokia 6630 … Personally … UCWEB 6.3 English version MUCH …MUCH BETTER compare with All Others Mobile Browser. The internet speed is FAST and completed with own downloader. Now awaiting for the update version … for improvement. Good Luck. Warm Regards from : Widijono – Indonesia

  5. Based on my experience on Nokia 6630 … Personally … UCWEB 6.3 English version MUCH …MUCH BETTER compare with All Others Mobile Browser. The internet speed is FAST and completed with own downloader. Now awaiting for the update version … for improvement. Good Luck. Warm Regards from : Widijono – Indonesia

  6. Urwa Industries is the fastest growing manufacturer and exporter of Sports Gloves (Motor Bike and Moto Cross Gloves) and also Martial Arts, Boxing Equipment and we supply them directly from our manufacturing units The range of our product line, good quality, and competitive prices have made us one of the reliable companies of its kind in Pakistan. We are happy to announce that we are now offering the same line of products to your company. From our office in Sialkot, the heart of low cost and good quality equipment, we can supply your company with whatever kind of products you would like. We would like very much to do business with your company. I would welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our line of products.For more information or to place an order or enquiries, please visit our web site at http://www.urwaind.com/catalogue.php?parent_id=… and contact us by telephone, email or fax message. We look forward to hearing from you, Best Regards,Business Development Team Urwa IndustriesAhmad Pura Khan Mahal Road Sialkot-51310-Pakistan Tel: +92 52 4588894Fax: +92 52 4588895E-mail: export@urwaind.comWeb: http://www.urwaind.com

  7. Urwa Industries is the fastest growing manufacturer and exporter of Sports Gloves (Motor Bike and Moto Cross Gloves) and also Martial Arts, Boxing Equipment and we supply them directly from our manufacturing units The range of our product line, good quality, and competitive prices have made us one of the reliable companies of its kind in Pakistan. We are happy to announce that we are now offering the same line of products to your company. From our office in Sialkot, the heart of low cost and good quality equipment, we can supply your company with whatever kind of products you would like. We would like very much to do business with your company. I would welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our line of products.For more information or to place an order or enquiries, please visit our web site at http://www.urwaind.com/catalogue.php?parent_id=… and contact us by telephone, email or fax message. We look forward to hearing from you, Best Regards,Business Development Team Urwa IndustriesAhmad Pura Khan Mahal Road Sialkot-51310-Pakistan Tel: +92 52 4588894Fax: +92 52 4588895E-mail: export@urwaind.comWeb: http://www.urwaind.com

  8. Urwa Industries is the fastest growing manufacturer and exporter of Sports Gloves (Motor Bike and Moto Cross Gloves) and also Martial Arts, Boxing Equipment and we supply them directly from our manufacturing units The range of our product line, good quality, and competitive prices have made us one of the reliable companies of its kind in Pakistan. We are happy to announce that we are now offering the same line of products to your company. From our office in Sialkot, the heart of low cost and good quality equipment, we can supply your company with whatever kind of products you would like. We would like very much to do business with your company. I would welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our line of products.For more information or to place an order or enquiries, please visit our web site at http://www.urwaind.com/catalogue.php?parent_id=… and contact us by telephone, email or fax message. We look forward to hearing from you, Best Regards,Business Development Team Urwa IndustriesAhmad Pura Khan Mahal Road Sialkot-51310-Pakistan Tel: +92 52 4588894Fax: +92 52 4588895E-mail: export@urwaind.comWeb: http://www.urwaind.com

  9. Well , the view of the passage is totally correct ,your details is really reasonable and you guy give us valuable informative post, I totally agree the standpoint of upstairs. I often surfing on this forum when I m free and I find there are so much good information we can air jordan 21 learn in this forum!

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.