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Baidu

December 16, 2013 14:00 ET

Baidu Enhances International Product Family With Baidu Browser 3.0

Free Android Mobile Browser Supports 11 Languages, Offers 30% Faster Browsing and Customizable Content Dashboard

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced the release of version 3.0 of its Baidu Browser Android app in 11 languages worldwide. In addition to support for multiple languages, Baidu Browser includes a customizable content dashboard that delivers news and photos directly to users' homepages, as well as its proprietary T5 engine that speeds up page rendering by 30 percent. Since its December 2012 launch in China and Southeast Asia, Baidu Browser has gained more than 150 million users worldwide.

"The top things that people want in a browser are speed, ease-of-use, and the ability to personalize their Web experience," said Baidu Browser team leader Felix Li. "Baidu Browser's strengths are in these areas. Our users can now experience the Internet their own way, with news and photos delivered right to their homepage, and faster page loading."

Baidu Browser 3.0 has many under-the-hood enhancements. Its T5 engine can speed up page rendering by as much as 30 percent, and it ranked highly in a series of industry standard benchmarks including an HTML5 compatibility test. In addition, its content dashboard uses transcoding technology to cut down data use and improve readability on HTML pages.

Baidu Browser 3.0 includes these key features:

  • Quick-View Content
    Choose the news and photos you want to automatically appear on Baidu Browser's content dashboard.

  • Multiple Languages
    Available in English, Portuguese, Indonesian, Thai, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Korean.

  • Powerful Desktop Widget
    Baidu Browser includes a customizable desktop widget that lets you jump to your favorite webpages, search engines and more.

  • Navigation Gestures
    Baidu Browser has built-in support for multi-tab browsing, scrolling, and page opening and closing with two fingers.

  • Full-Screen Browsing
    Baidu Browser automatically hides and shows the address bar and toolbar, so you can enjoy more browsing space.

Download Baidu Browser 3.0 Now
Baidu Browser is a part of Baidu's family of international mobile and desktop products, and can be downloaded for free from http://imobile.baidu.com, or from the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.baidu.browser.inter&hl=en.

About Baidu
Baidu, Inc. is the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and a developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products. As a technology-based media company, Baidu aims to provide the best and most equitable way for people to find what they are looking for. In addition to serving individual Internet search users, Baidu provides an effective platform for businesses to reach potential customers. Baidu's ADSs trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "BIDU." Currently, ten ADSs represent one Class A ordinary share.

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