Alibaba owned UC browser vanished from Google play recently. So if you are searching the app for downloading, you may not see the application on the Google Play Store for now. Although, it should be spotted that the UC browser mini app which is a stripped down version of the UC Browser is still handy.
Previously, the application was blamed of sending data from Indian users to its servers in China. However, this newest rejection doesn’t seem to be associated with the data breach. The report informs that the app may have suggested a few rules by pushing out harmful ads.
The UC Browser is one of the most famous browsers in India. Previously on this year, the browser even beat Google Chrome on the Play Store for a short period of time. Out of its 500million downloads, 100 million came from India.
The application has been delisted from Google’s Play Store which had over 500 million downloads. The company hasn’t come out with an official explanation, according to the information.
Earlier in August, the application was facing acquisition of robbing users data and sending it to servers in China. The data was being collected even after the user has uninstalled the browser.
Another vital reason why the application has either forced to take down the application or has voluntarily removed it from Play Store. Android Police has received a mail from an affiliate for the UC Union, the original company of UC Browser criticizing “any and all misleading/malicious advertising method(s) to procure new users when promoting UC Browser campaigns, such as by using slogan inconsistent with Product functions, or by using the inductive slogan”.
Another report informs that an employee ofUC Browser claimed to receive a mail said the app has been removed temporarily due to misleading and unhealthy methods. “I work for UC Browser, I got the mail today morning it said that UC Browser was temporarily removed from play store for 30 days because it used “Misleading” and “Unhealthy” methods of promotion to increase installs”.