UC Browser offers 20 GB storage via in-app cloud service

NEW DELHI: With video driving content consumption, the demand for data is booming. To meet the rising demand and to help users keep costs low, third party mobile browser, UC Browser, is offering UC Drive for cloud storage.

UC Drive will give 20 GB of free storage via its in-app cloud storage service offering for Indian individual users. This is UC Drive’s first launch in the global market. India makes up for about 50% of UC Browser’s global downloads, according to a release.

UC Browser recently reported over 1.1 billion downloads globally. In India UC Browser has 130 million monthly active users. UC Drive will be available for free to UC users.

Announcing the launch of UC Drive Huaiyuan Yang, vice president, UCWeb Global Business said, “In a mobile-first market like India, almost all digital activities are shifting to mobile devices – from watching movies and clicking pictures to sharing files. In a scenario like this, users are left scrambling for cloud storage and syncing options. With UC Drive, our users can have unfettered browsing experience using the least amount of mobile data.”

UC Drive has been designed to offer users an opportunity to bookmark, download, and store online music and movies collection on the server with an ability to access them anytime through UC Drive. This in-app cloud storage feature seamlessly connects with the browsing scenarios in the app.

Integrated into UC Browser, UC Drive allows UC users to directly save any downloadable online content while browsing in UC Browser.