UC Browser Gets Temporarily Delisted On the Play Store

17 Nov 2017 15:59

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UC Browser has more than 500 million downloads, and is a well known other option to Chrome in India.

Alibaba-possessed UC Browser is never again accessible for download from the Play Store. The application is especially well known in India, where it quickly surpassed Chrome to wind up plainly the most-utilized portable web browser in the nation prior this year. The browser has a userbase of 420 million comprehensively — piling on 500 million downloads on the Play Store a month ago — with more than 100 million originating from India.

There's no announcement with reference to why the application was brought down, however the overarching hypothesis on Reddit is that the vindictive divert promotions served up by UC Web's subsidiaries to expand introduces provoked Google to make a move and delist the browser.

An email got by Android Police organizer Artem Russakovskii from UC Union (UC Web's offshoot arrange) strengthens this hypothesis:

Dear Partner, We thus accentuation again that UC Union precludes any deceptive/pernicious publicizing method(s) to get new clients while advancing UC Browser crusades, such as by utilizing motto conflicting with the Product capacities, or by utilizing inductive trademark.

Try not to utilize the Malicious Promotion method(s) or STOP such conduct quickly on the off chance that you are acting so.

Upon disclosure a Malicious Promotion, UC Union is qualified for

(I) STOP your installment settlement, or DEDUCT your relating installment made to you;

(ii) remuneration in recuperation of the misfortune endured by UC Union, including yet not constrained to loss of UC Union's cooperative attitude, loss of clients of UC Union Product(s), expulsion of UC Union Product(s) from Google Play or Apple Store, and some other misfortune because of your Malicious Promotion;

(iii) expect you to CLARIFY the actualities for disposal of the negative effect shed upon UC Union; and (iv) fall back on some other lawful measures if important.

UC Union is anticipating coordinating and creating with you in a sound UC Union ecosphere.

The browser picked up energy in India throughout the most recent couple of years for its speed and sheer number of highlights, which incorporated a powerful download administrator, adaptable additional items, and reconciliation with outsider administrations.

While India is the second-biggest market for UC Browser, an article in the Times of India back in August proposed the Indian government was hoping to boycott the browser for sending client data back to China. The present delisting doesn't appear to be identified with the security vulnerabilities revealed in that article, in any case.

In spite of the fact that UC Browser isn't accessible for download, UC Browser Mini is still up on the Play Store.

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