The mobile browser company’s app UC Browser has been allegedly pulled down by Google from its Play Store and is no longer available in the Play Store.
The most popular web browser, UC Browser is owned by Alibaba group and is based out of China.
It was reported that the web browser holds 500million downloads wherein 100 million is being downloaded in India.
While giving a statement to the media, 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 November 2017, under the reason that a certain set 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”.
It was learned that this was not the first time when UC Browser landed into trouble. Last year in January 2016, UC Browser reportedly disappeared from Apple’s App Store.
Following this, Mike Ross, who worked with UC Browser moved to twitter and wrote, “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”.