UC Browser gets delisted on Google Play Store for 'misleading' promotions

15 November, 2017, 10:07 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Hundreds of Android apps might be removed from the Google Play ...

The best example of this is Alibaba who is the company that's in charge of UC Browser.

UCWeb browser taken down from Google Play Store over misleading users.

The browser disappearance was first spotted on Reddit (via Android Authority) and users have an interesting theory regarding it. However, the US Browser Mini is still available for download. Earlier this month, it was reported that the browser had crossed over 500 million downloads and the sixth most downloaded application in India on the Play store.

An official in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had stated in August that if the brand was found guilty of stealing data, the company may be banned in the country.

The action was taken after the application came under the Indian government's scanner for allegedly sending data. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Hyderabad is investigating the matter.

"There have been complaints against UC Browser that it sends mobile data of its users in India to server in China". To add to that, it was claimed that the application could access user data even after its successful installation from the device. The browser is the go-to app for low-end Android phones.

UCWeb has also claimed 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. In 2015, Canadian researchers claimed that the Chinese and English-language version of UC Browser "made easily available to third parties personally identifiable information like location, search details and mobile subscriber and device numbers".

Dear Partner, 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 inductive slogan.

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