UC Browser Removed from Play Store For ‘Misleading & Unhealthy Promotions’

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UC Browser has been de-listed from the Play Retailer simply days after crossing the five hundred million obtain milestore. It is likely one of the hottest browser functions in India thanks largely to its ‘knowledge compression’ characteristic that claims to scale back knowledge consumption on metered mobile connections. Such is the app’s recognition within the nation that it went previous 50% market share earlier this 12 months, leaving Chrome and Opera trailing in its wake. In accordance with the ‘Web Traits Report 2017′ revealed by Kleiner Perkins a couple of month in the past, UC Browser is presently the sixth-most downloaded app on the Android platform in India after WhatsApp, Fb Messenger, ShareIt, Truecaller and Fb.

UC Browser De-listed from Play Store for 30 Days For ‘Misleading & Unhealthy Promotions’

One curious factor is that, UC Browser Mini continues to be accessible for obtain from Google Play at the same time as its full-fledged sibling has bitten the mud. Whereas neither Google nor the app’s builders, Alibaba-owned UCWeb, have launched any official assertion on the difficulty to this point, some experiences appear to counsel that the elimination is simply momentary, and can final for 30 days. Apparently, the motion was taken as a result of the app’s builders had used “Deceptive” and “Unhealthy” strategies of promotion to extend their person base. In the meantime, at the same time as UC Browser has been taken down by Google, it’s nonetheless accessible for obtain on Apple’s App Retailer.

Google’s crackdown has come amidst experiences that UC Browser is below investigation by the Indian Authorities after experiences began circulating that it sends user-data over to its servers in China. Together with location knowledge, the browser can be accused of sending device identifiers corresponding to, IMSI (Worldwide Cellular Subscriber Id) and IMEI (Worldwide Cellular Tools Id) numbers to servers in China. The software program apparently additionally sends an entry level’s community info to distant servers when customers hook up with any Wi-Fi community. As talked about earlier, although, there appears to be no direct correlation between the govermental inquiry and the Play Retailer de-listing.