2012-12-13 From: UCWeb Inc.
UCWeb pushes partnership play to accelerate market expansion in India at India's First AppFest 2012
Hyderabad, India 13 December 2012. UCWeb, Inc. (UCWeb), the leading mobile internet company, announced today that the global user base for its flagship product, UC Browser, has reached 400 million *, which reinforces its position as the world's largest mobile browser by user base. In addition, UCWeb has more than 25 percent market share in India **，its largest market outside China.
In the past year, UCWeb has excelled in China, its domestic market, achieving 50 percent market share, 25 percent market share in India, and more than 10 percent market share in four other countries. In less than a year, UC Browser gained 100 million new users, and last month, UCWeb’s global Android users also passed the 100 million user mark, adding another milestone as UCWeb expands globally. According to statistics from IDC, Android phones account for 75% of all smartphones sold globally, becoming the number one Operating System for smartphones.
Seeking further growth momentum in the Indian market, UCWeb joins hands with the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) for the first AppFest on December 13-15, 2012 in Hyderabad.
“UCWeb is committed to the Indian market, and we'd like to grow together with local mobile developers. We hope that by partnering with local developers here in India and leveraging our global R&D resources, we can bring localized products and a better user experience to our Indian users as well as serve our 400 million global users,” said Kenny Ye, UCWeb’s India Managing Director. Ye spoke at the conference on how UCWeb has built a strong ecosystem by embracing open standards, redefining the browser as a service platform, and enabling more than 5,000 partners worldwide to tap its huge user base in making the ecosystem more vibrant.
In emerging markets such as India, mobile internet has propelled the functionality of a mobile phone to the next level. With more than 950 million mobile phone users, India’s mobile internet users exceed PC internet users by at least three fold. The data traffic for mobile internet surpassed that of PC internet in May 2012, and it accounts for approximately 60 percent of the total traffic in November 2012. UCWeb has been committed to the Indian market and has been focusing on the localization of its products to meet the needs of Indian consumers. UCWeb launched a Hindi version of UC Browser in September and will soon release its Urdu version for better localization experience.
Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb has been playing a pivotal role in the mobile internet industry. UC Browser is also the pioneer in cloud computing technology and has developed a strong network of partners across various domains. It has proved to be a winning partner for its cooperating clients and has helped them achieve and maintain a strong user base.
*Measured in Quarterly Active Users, December 2012, UCWeb internal data
**Weekly market share of mobile browsers in India, StatCounter, December 2012
***Measured in Quarterly Active Users, November 2012, UCWeb internal data
About UCWeb Inc.
UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb) is a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and application services. Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb's mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of uses around the world.
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