The search engine launched a mobile browser to ensure a share in the mobile Internet market, the Chinese population accessing the networks from their phones amounted to 388 million users.
BEIJING (Reuters) – The most important search engine in China, Baidu , introduced on Monday a mobile browser, which helps ensure a share in the mobile Internet market, which exceeds in size to the U.S. population as well lets scare off smaller rivals such as Qihoo 360 Technology Co
In China, the number of users accessing the Internet from their mobile phones has grown to 388 million, according to a government report in July, surpassing for the first time the number of users that make using a desktop computer.
Baidu Browser Mobile Browser, which will compete with UC Browser UCWeb, Google’s Chrome , the default Android system and Apple’s Safari, is about 20% faster than its rivals according to internal tests, said Friday Baidu CEO Li Mingyuan, told reporters.
Baidu’s mobile browser also allows users to access many web applications for mobile phones and has quality high definition video without downloading software or other applications.
The browser, products for cell phones, mobile operating system and smartphone Baidu cheap, form the core of what the company hopes will become a source of income.
Entry into the business phones can cause problems if you do not find Baidu how to make money from search traffic.Baidu currently produces the bulk of its revenue through user searches of laptops and desktops.
Baidu’s goal is that 80% of Android mobile phones in China have downloaded the Baidu Mobile Browser for the end of 2012, Li said.
Baidu’s browser comes as the company is avoiding threats on their own ground. Producer income antivirus software Qihoo 360 Technology in the field of search caused a precipitous drop of 17% in shares of Baidu to date.
Baidu also is approaching the cloud computing services, a term used to describe the processing or storage of data via the web.
The Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Li said Monday that the company will invest more than 10.000 billion yuan (1.600 billion dollars) to set up their center cloud computing services.