UC Browser is Removed from Google Play Store over Misleading Promotion. UC Browser, which is a popular browser in India with over 500 million downloads globally, has disappeared from the Google Play store. The reason appears to be the Misleading and Unhealthy methods of promotion to increase installs. It is removed from play store for 30 days.
The removal of UC Browser from Google Play was spotted by users and reported on Tuesday. Neither Google nor UC Web have issued a statement on why the app was taken.
UC Browser is Removed from Google Play Store over Misleading Promotion
However Android Police’s founder Artem Russakovskii posted about an email from UC Union that talks about UC Browser using malicious/misleading Promotion’ methods.
UC Browser spokesperson, said in a statement:
“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 on 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 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
It has also been reported by UCWeb that Indian users make up 100 million of its total monthly active users from around the world, with the latter figure reportedly reaching 420 million, per reports from 2016.