While Internet Explorer may be the default browser in Windows Phone 8, users can choose alternatives via the Windows Phone Store. For example, Surfy and UC Browser are two great alternatives and both apps were recently updated with new improvements.
One great alternative browser is UC Browser. The app was recently updated to version 22.214.171.1247, however an updated change log was not made available. Recently, the app was updated allowing users to transfer their downloaded files to SD card for better file management, as well as the ability to share them via Bluetooth or QR Code. In addition to Bluetooth sharing and SD card support, the app recently received an optimized menu to improve the browsing experience on your Windows Phone handset.
Surfy, on the other hand, received a big update adding several new improvements. For those that did not know, Surfy is a great web browser that offers a ton of features. The app has even been picked up by Microsoft as one of the best apps in the Store and has now been featured in over 100 markets. The version number was bumped to 126.96.36.199 thanks to the new update and brings along NFC Link Sharing, the ability to remember passwords, and much more.
"New to hit the Windows Phone store this week is a new version of Surfy, the popular web browser for Windows Phone. Version 3.8 includes several new interesting updates, not least of which is the ability to share links by touching phones together. NFC (Near Field Communication) is used to transmit a link to another phone with a simple tap. This saves having to send your link via email or a status update if you just want to share a page with someone nearby. It’s a great time saver and pretty neat. What happens if the person doesn’t have Surfy? No problem, the phone immediately prompts to download Surfy from the Windows Phone Store. It’s an elegant solution to a common problem," a press release for Surfy stated.
UC Browser is available for free, while Surfy is available for free as well as a paid option for $1.49. Hit the download links below to snag the updated apps.