SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxthon, a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers, today released the beta of Maxthon Nitro, the fastest Windows web PC browser currently available. MxNitro starts 3X faster and fetches and loads web pages considerably quicker than any other existing Windows PC browser. This is the newest addition to the company's family of high-performance web browsers and is targeted at users who want a stripped-down, high performance browser with a minimalist design, a light memory and CPU footprint.
"Our focus groups and longitudinal surveys detail a growing segment of users who want speed above all else. 80% of users say that speed is their #1 decision-making criteria and that they are willing to forego extensive features and add-ons to get more of it," said Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. "This product is dedicated solely to that important and growing consumer niche."
Under development since March 2014, Nitro's streamlined and quick performance is achieved in part by drastically reducing its UI/UX load, adding new, patent-pending pre-connection and pre-fetching technology and by stripping out features that hog resources or cause delays in start-up times and page rendering.
In keeping with Maxthon's long-standing tradition of community-collaborative development, much of the user-visible product direction of MxNitro has come from the active participation of a beta community of close to 20,000 users. Highlights of the new product include:
- Installs and starts 3x faster than the fastest Windows PC browser -- Chrome v.37
- Loads web pages 30% faster than Chrome v.37
- Noticeably speeds up web browsing on any Windows PC made before 2014
- Has a clutter-free, intuitive look and feel designed expressly to make new users feel comfortable on first use
"Our flagship product -- Mx4, the Maxthon Cloud Browser -- is feature-rich and already Formula-1 fast," said Karl Mattson, VP of Maxthon's International Division. "Nitro, aptly named, boosts that speed to a whole new level for an underserved market niche: speed minimalists. And this is only the beta."
Download the beta of MxNitro for Windows (http://www.maxthon.com/mxnitro)
Maxthon is an innovative software company that develops superior web browsers that continue to set new standards for speed, security, simplicity and cloud features. It is available on the Windows, Android, iOS and Mac platforms. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Maxthon reaches a global community of users that tops more than 120,000,000 people each month in more than 150 countries. Click here for more information about Maxthon.
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SOURCE Maxthon USA Inc