Top UC Browser alternatives from Google, Samsung, Opera and others
Rounak Jain / Business Insider India
- With the India-China border tensions escalating, the Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps, including UC Browser.
- In such a scenario, we have compiled a list of the top browser alternatives, many of which are free.
- If you are looking for other Chinese app alternatives, check out our list here.
AdvertisementUC Browser is a popular mobile browser and is the second most used mobile browser in India with a market share of 17% in May 2020. It allows users to access websites, use search, view news and more.
UC Browser is one of the 59 Chinese apps banned in India by the government. With TikTok already being blocked by major telecom providers like Jio and Airtel, it won’t be long before users are blocked from accessing the other banned apps.
Top UC Browser alternatives
Google Chrome is the most used mobile browser in India and has a market share of over 70%. It is easy to use and allows users to sync their settings, bookmarks, passwords and other information from its desktop version.
Download Google Chrome from the Play Store.
Samsung Internet is another good option to go for if you are looking for a browser. While it is a relatively new browser, it is one of the most feature packed browsers available. It has a native ad blocker, secret mode, download manager and more.
Download Samsung Internet from the Play Store.
The Firefox browser is similar to Chrome in terms of multi-device sync and features add-ons such as ad blockers, cookies remover, the ability to block over 2,000 trackers and more. It also allows users to send their open tabs between mobile and desktop.
AdvertisementDownload Firefox from the Play Store.
Microsoft Edge recently adopted Chromium for its mobile version after announcing the Chromium Edge for desktops. It blocks all third-party trackers, comes with multi-device sync and allows you to continue browsing from your desktop to your smartphone.
Download Microsoft Edge from the Play Store.
The Opera Browser is also a good option if you are looking for a feature packed browser. It features a built-in VPN, a native ad-blocker, a personalized news feed, night mode and more.
AdvertisementDownload Opera Browser from the Play Store.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser
If you are looking for a privacy-oriented browser, DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser is the best option for you. It blocks all hidden third-party trackers and allows you to see who is trying to track you. It also allows you to search for anything privately and gives a privacy grade rating to websites.
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