India has banned 59 Chinese apps in the country. The Government of India has banned the AAPs because they believe the country’s ‘sovereignty and security are at stake’ This list contains many popular applications used by a large number of Indians such as TickTalk and UC Browser.
UC Browser is the most popular mobile browser available on Android, with over 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
Now that the ban is in effect, people using the UC browser must look for alternatives to the mobile web browser.
Here is a list of the top five mobile web browsers you can download on your smartphone to replace the UC browser.
Google Chrome is one of the most widely used mobile web browsers on the Android operating system. The level of integration of the Android operating system considers both the browser and operating system to be considered by Google.
If you use Google Chrome as your default browser on your desktop, you’ll be able to sync all your settings, bookmarks, passwords, and other information with the help of your Gmail account.
Microsoft Edge is pre-installed with all Windows PCs and is now available on the Google Play Store for everyone to download. With its latest update, Microsoft has now switched its own browser engine to its mobile version, similar to the Edge desktop browser, for the Chromium engine. The use of the chromium engine makes Edge as powerful and fast as Google Chrome. It comes with the ability to block all third-party trackers, multi-device sync, and more.
Opera Web Browser is one of the most popular web browsers available worldwide. The browser has its desktop version features for mobile users such as built-in VPN, native ad-blocker, a personalized news feed, night mode, and more. Some features, such as a personalized news feed, are similar to a UC browser, so you can feel at home using it. Additionally, Opera is lightweight and requires processes to run compared to Chrome, Edge, and other mobile browsers.
Firefox’s ability to download and install many add-ons, such as ad blockers, cookies remover and more, for Firefox’s USP users on the desktop. The company has a large library of plugins that make the browser more friendly to people. The company has brought all these features to the mobile version of the browser, including plugins, multi-device sync, and the ability to send tabs between mobile and desktop. The app interface is also quite switchable and doesn’t get in the way of your browsing experience.
All the web browsers listed above are made by big companies like Google and Microsoft and are used by millions. However, all these browsers were developed by non-Indian companies. If you want to use an Indian web browser to replace the UC browser on your phone, you can opt for the Bharat browser, developed by Bangalore-based startup Bluesky Inventions. The browser comes in nine Indian languages with real-time news updates, dedicated sections for videos and games, and more.