UC Browser: That’s why it disappeared from the Play Store
Since yesterday UC Browser, one of the most installed browsers from the Play Store, is no longer available for download, and the motivation should lie in the deceptive methods that were used to promote it.
Since yesterday, many have questioned the reasons that led to the disappearance of the app, which had more than 500 million downloads and was very popular especially in China and India.
This was initially thought to be due to one violation of user privacy: According to some Indian government reports dating back to this summer, UC Browser would withdraw sensitive information such as location or searches performed, and would continue to do so even after uninstalling it.
The allegations were at the time dismissed by the developers of UC Web (owned by the Alibaba group), and it appears that in fact this is not the reason the disappearance of the browser from the Store.
According to a user defined as a developer of UC, in fact, yes it would be a 30-day suspension imposed by Google because the UC Web partners would have used unfair and deceptive practices to facilitate their download by as many users as possible.
No wonder this decision, also given the great work of the Mountain View giant against spam and similar behavior on the part of websites, the greatest expression of which lies in the innovations that will be introduced in Chrome starting from version 64.