Maxthon, one of the most popular browsers in China has just released its mobile version, named Maxthon Mobile for Android. Maxthon Mobile comes with some nice features which are pretty easy to use:

  • RSS reader – allows you to read rss feeds on mobile
  • Super Gesture – allows you to create, close and switch tabs without click.
  • Download – support resuming downloads, and you are able to view/play pictures/videos downloaded.
  • Sync – allow you to sync the data, such as bookmarks between your desktop Maxthon and mobile version
  • Multi-tabs – like Maxthon, you can open a page in a new Tab.

Maxthon has been in the browser market for years, but never officially released any mobile version before, even for Symbian which still dominates Chinese smart phone market. According to Analysis International’s latest report, by end of Q3 2010, the number of active users who are using third-party mobile browser has reach 100million in China. The market is shared by UCWeb (55.4%), Opera Mini (19.3%), Tencent Mobile browser (9.87%)  and browser etc.

It’s not too late. Given the fact that Maxthon desktop takes around 22% Chinese browser market share, Maxthon Mobile definitely has the chance to be a strong player in mobile browser market, if they are really serious about it.

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.

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