The UC Browser has disappeared mysteriously from Google Play Store Overnight
The biggest browser on the Android platform “the UC Browser” who has received around 500 million downloads on Google’s Play Store has suddenly got disappeared over a night. When you search UC Browser on Play Store you’ll find the app is no longer available in the Play Store – no one knows the reason why. However, the trim version of UC browser mini app is still available to download.
UC Browser has still not given any clarification why they have been removed from Google Play store. UC browser has a very controversial past where it has been found sending users’ data to servers in China – and doing it even post someone has deleted the app from their phones – has something to do with it, is yet to be seen.
Well a tweet from a UC Browser staff clears everything – “I work for UC Browser, I got 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,” Mike Ross said
According to the UC Union, which is UC Web’s affiliate network, “We are looking forward to cooperating and developing with their users in order to maintain a healthy UC Union ecosphere in the future.” “We hereby emphasis again that UC Union prohibits any and all misleading/malicious advertising method(s) to procure new users when promoting UC Browser campaigns, such as by using slogan inconsistent with the Product functions, or by using the inductive slogan.”
UC Browser needs to make big changes and step to prevent happening it again in the future, previously the UC Browser found guilty of stealing sensitive user data and sending to its servers in China without user’s consent. Reports also claimed that UC Browser collects data even after a user uninstalls the app or even cleans the browsing data.
[UPDATE]: The Company now responded saying, “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.”