Tencent recently updated the official English version of QQ, their popular Chinese mobile browser. Before this official release, many English-translated copies of QQ Browser were available in the wild (which are buggy and almost useless). In contrast to Chinese version, QQ international is programmed to utilize English servers based in Hong Kong and thus the default search engine is google.co.hk Looks and function wise it resembles UC Browser with some minor differences. Being an initial release, it is buggy and feels unpolished. English translation of options/settings/about-page from native Chinese version is “terrible” (and somewhat funny) to say the least.
At the home page there are links of popular sites in a Opera like “Grid structure” with 24 “editable” grids in all. In this version, some basic features/settings are missing (No “User agent” switching option, no pinch-to-zoom, no onscreen keyboard etc) while some features that are present – smart switch to WLAN, URL and download safety check, remember passwords for logins etc. Besides some other features of QQ include – tabbed browsing, download manager, URL auto-complete feature, night mode etc.
Like Opera Mini, QQ browser also uses a proxy server to compress and optimize web pages for faster and better mobile viewing. This results in significantly reduced data transfers making mobile surfing cheaper and faster.
English version of QQ mobile browser is currently available for Symbian (S60 3rd, 5th edition and Symbian^3), Java and Android OS. Download for Android from market
Download for Symbian S60 5th ed from here (version 2.6)
Download Java version from here (version 2.4)