UC Browser App: The UC Browser is a is a mobile browser, developed by the Chinese mobile Internet company UCWeb, which is owned by Alibaba Group of China. UC Browser App which is the popular browser in India with over 500 million downloads globally, has mysteriously Disappears from Google Play Store. Now, Nobody seems to know why UC Browser App removed from the play store.
The removal of UC Browser from Google Play Store was spotted by users and reported late on Tuesday. This was first noticed by Reddit users. Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii also posted the text of an email that he received from UC Union (UCWeb’s affiliate network) that suggests some conflict between Google and UCWeb. The UC Union email, which was said to be circulated on November 9, warns partners to abandon “all misleading/malicious advertising” ways that are being used to procure new users.
It is said that the ban was suggested on the grounds of data theft. The data was sent to a remote server. However, both Google and UC Browser have not come with an explanation as yet and it is not known whether the ban is temporary or permanent.
UC Browser App Update: UCWeb provided Gadgets 360 the following response:
“We were informed by Google Play about temporary removal of UC Browser from the Play Store for 7 days, beginning 13 Nov 2017, under the reason that a certain setting of UC Browser is not in line with Google’s policy. We have conducted an urgent internal investigation and fixed the problem. The new version has been uploaded to Google Play’s Developer Console and is awaiting evaluation.
We will actively cooperate with Google Play for any concern caused by this unintentional error. In the meantime, users can still download UC Browser Mini from the Play Store, an alternative version of the UC Browser. We thank Google Play for their understanding and support extended to us. UC Browser new product package will be back on Google Play next week and, in the interim, users and partners can download the product from our website http://www.ucweb.com.”