UC Browser is the 3rd most used app in India after Facebook and WhatsApp, according to a report released by The Information based on data provided by Quettra. The report, titled ‘What Makes Indians Tick’, offers a glimpse into India’s mobile app market and has ranked apps based in terms of Total Monthly Hours Spent.
According to the report, Indian users spend five million more monthly hours on UC Browser than on Chrome. UC Browser also outruns the app of Google in terms of total monthly hours spent in India. Apart from UC Browser, UC Browser Mini and UC Browser HD are among the top 6 browser app list in India.
Android owners in India and the U.S. show big differences in usage of various mobile apps, with Indians far more likely to use utility apps, the mobile web and shopping apps, the data shows.
UC Browser is also the world’s No.1 third-party mobile browser with over 16% market share, according to StatCounter, an independent analytics firm. The browser has it clocked in more than half of mobile browsing market share (54.42%, per StatCounter) in October 2015 in India and attained a share of 49.05% (per StatCounter) in October 2015 in Indonesia, the second and third populous country in Asia.
UCWeb has been seeing exciting success in emerging markets, long dominating mobile browser market in China, India and Indonesia, the three most populous emerging markets globally. Both India and Indonesia have become the new frontier for mobile Internet, driven mostly by the rapid growth of their connected population. The popularity of UC Browser attributes to its fast speed and easy access to local content and services, as well as the powerful distribution network.