UC Browser, a third party mobile browser, has become the number one third party browser globally according to a research report released by Statcounter.
Statcounter said in a statement, “UC Browser becomes the world’s largest third party mobile browser in terms of pageview market share. The growth has been driven by its success in populous developing countries.”
The report states that towards the end of 2014, UC Browser reached a market share of 11.1 per cent followed by Opera which had 9.11 per cent market share among the third party browsers. In overall mobile browser Chrome, Safari and Android Browser are the top three with 29.76 per cent, 21.94 per cent and 18.87 market share respectively.
The figure from StatCounter indicates that UC Browser captured 41.23 per cent of total mobile browser usage in India, up 9 per cent from the year earlier.