Latest UC Browser 9.5 (Signed Java Version) Modified to Remove the Virtual Keypad On Samsung, LG and Other Touchscreen Phones


I did a post a while ago explaining how to modify Opera Mini’s jad file to hide the unneeded touch keypad that displays at the bottom of the screen on some touchscreen phones. The post included a link to the modified Opera Mini. I received a request asking for a copy of the latest signed Java version of UC Browser modified to hide the keypad. The process for modifying the UC Browser or any other Java app is exactly the same as what was described in the original … Continue reading

How To Transfer Your Opera Link Speed Dial and Bookmarks to the Webkit Based Opera Android Browser

  Opera Software’s Webkit/Blink based Opera Browser for Android, currently at Version 16.0 keeps getting better with every release. I especially like it because it lets me try the latest Blink engine on my older Gingerbread phones that can’t run Chrome Browser. Although the Opera Browser is coming along well in terms of performance and stability it’s still lacking some basic features like the ability to edit, import or sync bookmarks. That’s because there’s no real support for the Opera … Continue reading

Review: Opera Browser Beta 16 for Android With Redesigned Off-Road Mode

  Opera Software has released an updated Beta of their Chrome/Webkit based Opera Browser for Android. According to Opera the changes in this version include: Chromium upgrade to version 29 Compression method change in Off-road mode Improvements in download manager Improved NFC communication Various stability and performance fixes The biggest change is the one to off-road mode. In previous Opera Browser for Android versions Off-road mode was essentially Opera Mini. JavaScript, HTML and CSS were parsed and rendered in the … Continue reading

Does UC Browser Mini For Android “Fake” Proxy Mode For Some Sites?

   When I reviewed UC Browser Mini 8.6 for Android last month I was pleasantly surprised that it was able to load almost every site I tried. Even more impressive was how well the browser rendered popular sites including Twitter and Google Plus.  Mini 8.6 seemed to be much improved compared with previous UC Browser Mini versions that had rather inaccurate rendering and a tendency to throw errors when asked to open a number of pages. UC Browser Mini is proxy … Continue reading

UC Browser Mini 8.6 For Android Reviewed

  Earlier this month, UCWeb Inc. released UC Browser Mini 8.6 for Android. It’s one of just two proxy browsers for Android, the other being Opera Mini. Proxy browsers parse, render and compress web pages before sending the compressed page to a thin client on the phone. The client decompresses and displays the page. The main advantage of proxy browsers is greatly reduced data consumption. A good proxy browser can reduce the amount of data transmitted while browsing by up to 90%.  … Continue reading

Opera Releases New Opera Mini 4.5 For Feature Phones.

Opera Software has released an upgraded version of Opera Mini 4.n, its lightweight Java ME proxy browser for older and low end feature phones that can’t run Opera Mini 7.1. The new release is Opera Mini 4.5 and it replaces Opera Mini 4.4 in the company’s lineup. Compared with its predecessor, Mini 4.5 adds: The download Manager from Opera Mini 7.1 which supports pausing and resuming downloads and downloading multiple files simultaneously. Better support for touchscreen devices including kinetic scrolling … Continue reading

Webkit Based Opera Browser 14 For Android Released, Overwrites Opera Mobile 12.1

On Monday Opera Software released Opera Browser 14. This is the first non-Beta Opera browser to be based on the open source WebKit layout engine rather than Opera’s legacy in-house Presto engine. Opera Browser 14 uses a very recent 537.71 version of WebKit. That’s even newer than the WebKit  version used by the Chrome browser for Android. And unlike Chrome, which requires Android 4.0 or later, Opera Browser 14 runs on Android 2.3 and later bringing the benefits of the … Continue reading

Opera Mini For Android Updated Again To Fix Font Size Issue

On Monday Opera Software released Opera Mini 7.5.2 for Android. It was mostly a bug fix release but also included font changes. I noticed that the fonts on many sites were smaller in the new release. The new fonts made text on the effected sites hard to read and I immediately went back to the previous 7.5.1 version. Play Store reviews of the new version were largely negative as were comments on Opera’s own forums. Today Opera released Opera Mini … Continue reading