Update (18th June 2014) – UC Browser Java/J2ME version has been updated to version 9.5 and for Symbian (v3, v5, S^3, Anna and Belle) to version 9.2 (new features – reduced installer size for smoother function, improved search with instant preview feature included, support for password saving for HTTPS pages). UC Browser v9.5 for Java is a minor update over the last version – change-log include
New FIFA World cup theme has been added
Fixed the problem of large file sizes not being shown correctly when downloading
Fixed the problems of users not being able to go to the right page when typing a page number on UC Forum
UC Browser (formerly UCWeb) is getting better with every new release. It is the second most popular mobile web browser worldwide (after Opera Mini) – especially popular among Symbian and Java (basic feature phone) users. In fact it is better than Opera Mini in some functions – like it has got the fastest download manager and fastest page loading time etc. Some new features of UC Browser v8.9 (Symbian) are listed below –
Account Manager – Now you can save your login and password for Facebook, Twitter, Google and many other sites via UC browser’s account manager function
Better file management (drag and drop support) – in the new UC version Bookmarks and other files can be dragged and dropped for easier sorting in the bookmark management interface
Speed and stability improvement – browsing speed while multiple tabs are open has been claimed to increase by 77%
Improved UI and added functions
Color of UC Browser icon has been changed to orange (from sky blue)
Some new features of version 8.8 are enlisted below –
Twitter sharing support – Now you can share links and images on Twitter via integrated sharing option.
“Clear browsing history on exit” option – Just like desktop browsers now you can set this option to automatically clear history and cache on exiting UC Browser.
Improved bookmark management
A long-due autofill search keywords function has been introduced in this version
New features in version 8.7 include
Persian Support – This version of UC Browser also supports Persian (Farsi) language besides other popular ones (English, Russian, Arabic etc).
Adjustable Night Mode brightness – Now it is possible to control brightness in Night Mode via a slider
Smart Account Manager – New version can handle more than one account (multiple logins) for one website
Webpage Background color is now adjustable via Menu/Settings/Themes
Improved QR Code Scanner – QR code scanning is now more accurate and faster
Speed Dials now adjust their layout according to landscape/portrait screen
“Traceless” (Private) Browsing – A desktop-browser like feature. If this option is turned on, you can surf web without leaving any trace of browsing history, cookies or cache on local disk or server.
Download – UC Browser v9 is available free at following official sites (for Symbian – S60v3/S60v5/S^3/Belle and J2ME). Besides, UC Browser is also available in various versions for all other mobile platforms too (Android, iOS, WP7/8, Windows Mobile, Blackberry etc).
Java/J2ME/Symbian/Android/iOS version download link
You can also update via an already installed UC Browser (older version) in your phone – launch UC Browser and go to Menu/Tools/Help/Update