Maxthon Cloud Browser does not exactly roll off your tongue when someone asks you, "What is your favorite browser to use on a smartphone or tablet," but more and more people, about 100 million in 2014, will soon get a glimpse of this three-year-old browser. In a deal through RollTech, "the value added arm" of MediaTek, the Maxthon's web browser will be preloaded in all smartphones and tablets sporting a MediaTek processor. MediaTek, though not as well-known as Intel, Qualcomm, or Samsung, it is the third largest global supplier of chipsets used in Android smartphones and tablets.
Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon stated, Maxthon's partnership with RollTech is an exciting driver of growth on top of our already robust expansion in these markets. Markets like Brazil, Russia, China and Indonesia increasingly will drive the next great expansion of the internet. All of which have comparatively low-internet penetration compared to N. America and Europe. The potential upside is tremendous and we're excited to get the chance to serve a new wave of new customers.
The most prominent users of MediaTek chips are LG, ZTE, and Lenovo and they would be the smartphones or tablets getting the Maxthon browser. From what Jeff Chen stated, these devices would be headed to the emerging markets, not to the U.S. or Europe. This amount of exposure could help make Maxthon a household name as it expands in that many new devices. The Maxthon browser can be found in the Google Play Store:
Karl Mattson, VP of Maxthon's International Diviion said:
Our browsers are fast, localized where it counts and allow you to move seamlessly from one platform to the next. That's the secret sauce of the next web and this partnership is proof of that.
"Secret Sauce" or not, the Maxthon browser uses the "cloud" to allow you to jump from one device to another. Start a project at home on your PC or laptop while you have your cup of coffee, jump onto the subway, pull out your smartphone or tablet, and pick up exactly where you left off using "Cloud Tabs." You can also send/receive items to other Maxthon users through the cloud, simply choose the place you want to send it and push the button.
Take a look at the Maxthon Cloud browser in Google Play and give it a try out, because it looks like we will hearing a lot more about it in 2014. If you give it a test drive let us know what you think about your browsing experience.