UC Browser 7.6

UC Browser 7.6

UC Browser (formerly UCWEB) was upgraded to version 7.6 this week.

Like all versions of UC since V. 6.7 “low memory” this one fails to load on my i776 so I doubt will will work on any Boost iDEN phone.

It works great on the Motorola Rambler and previous versions have been reported to work on the Incognito and other CDMA phones so there’s a good chance this one will too.

New features in 7.6 are:

1. 20% faster

2. GUI optimization

3. You can share a link to thecurrent page, some selected text or a photo on Facebook or Twitter

4. Shows thumbnail images when you select a photo to upload.

5. A “Traffic Check” that shows how much data you have used

6. Search Box auto-completion

7. Automaticly switches to WiFi (not on Boost obviosly as no Boost Java phone has WiFi)

The Facebook and Twitter sharing feature is pretty nice but I had a scary experience when I tried to share a link on Facebook.

FaceBook flagged my attempt to log in as “suspicious activity” and wouldn’t let me log in. I was told that I had to log in with a computer to verify my account, enter a captcha code and authorize UC to connect to my account

This Facebook’s fault not UC’s and is incredibly dumb of Facebook. Not only was the warning bogus but Facebook assumed that I had a computer available to “verify” my account even though I was using a a mobile device!

Millions of people have phones who do not own a computer. I’m all for security but it’s not like Facebook is a bank. My id and password should be all I need to authenticate. And if there’s a problem it should be fixable on the device I’m using.

You might want to hold off on using the sharing feature with Facebook until this is fixed.  Or at least make sure you have a PC handy the first time you try it.

Once I verified my Facebook account the sharing feature worked well although I could not upload pictures using the Rambler. I suspect photo uploading will work on the CDMA phones that have a memory card.

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for Java ME phones only.

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jar zip

45 comments on this post.

  1. angelina says:

    Im having a problem with my uc browser…everytime i go 2 download something i wont do it right…it will go to download but its to fast n it always says 2k when its should be more…can anyone help me?????

  2. Tasha walters says:

    Well i havent use this one yet but i’d say opera mini 5 is the best its fast and easy to use i even use opera mini on my laptop which makes it faster on my laptop because i was using firefox and that is slow now that i am using opera mini its like wow so fast really 🙂

  3. Drew says:

    I had that Facebook problem you just described with Opera Mini, just after I fixed my date/time problem. I was able to fix it from the phone with Bolt, which apparently managed to fool Facebook into thinking that I war on a normal computer.

    I agree that Facebook is mostly at fault here. But there *is* something that writers of browser apps can do to help. Websites determine what kind of machine you’re on by reading the User Agent String. Web apps could include in preferences a way to set this to any content of the user’s choice, including that normally sent by Internet Explorer on a ‘real’ computer (Minuette has such an option, but is otherwise useless as it can’t read most web pages.)

  4. dianne says:

    it does load fast but when I tried to get on facebook it woulnt let me. said to log in on a PC and I dont have one. any suggestions?

    • Dennis says:

      The easiest way is is to use a computer at a library, school, Apple store or other place that has free public computers.

      It’s also possible but tedious to log into the desktop version of Facebook using the Bolt browser to do the verification.
      In Bolt , press the left softkey, chose Preferences and uncheck “Mobile Content”
      Go to http://www.facebook.com with Bolt and log in.
      Facebook will make you type a captcha code and then either answer a security question or enter a code that they send in a text to your phone.

  5. Danny says:

    HEY JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT THIS WORKED GREAT AND PERFECT ON MY INCOGNITO PHONE SO TO EVERY1 WHO HAS ONE I RECOMMEND THIS APP

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