Mumbai, India, March 18, 2015: UCWeb, a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and application services today announced a new milestone with UC browsers crossing an aggregate of 20 million downloads on Mobango, the No.1 mobile hub for apps, games and videos in India. This development makes UC browsers the most popular browser brand on the store by downloads and the No.1 mobile browser in India with over 42% market share, according to StatCounter.
India is amongst the largest markets in the world when it comes to mobile Internet adoption and app downloads. As the largest of its kind in India with over 15 million monthly active users and over 1 million downloads per day, Mobango has played a crucial role and positively contributed to UC browsers’ increase in market share in India.
From the start of the partnership three years ago, the UC browsers’ downloads on the platform have been growing exponentially. In 2014 alone, downloads grew more than 100% compared to the previous year. A majority of these downloads from Mobango were for the Android versions of the two products-UC Browser and UC Browser Mini.
Commenting on the success of the platform, Badri Sanjeevi, CEO Mauj Mobile said, “At Mobango, we have always worked to deliver app success for our developers. We are very happy to have achieved this milestone for UCWeb. The phenomenal success highlights UC Browser’s superior product and brand recognition in India as well as Mobango’s strong distribution capabilities.”
Kenny Ye, Managing Director of UC Web India said, “UC Browser recognizes the importance of working together with partners to develop a shared mobile ecosystem. Mobango was a seamless fit to help maximize brand exposure for UCWeb products and drive significant downloads from the Indian market. Mobango has been a great partner for UCWeb given their strong distribution capability.”