Google Play Store temporarily removes UC Browser for not complying with its policy

But need not worry since the new version of the app is on its way.

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Highlights

    • UC Browser temporarily removed from the Play Store
    • The reason for removal is not complying with policy

UC Browser for Android has been disappeared from Google Play Store for not complying with Google’s policy. This initially came as a bit of a surprise since the app recently claimed to have crossed over 500 million downloads globally. In India, the company claims to have over 100 million active users, which according to some reports is larger than Google Chrome. However, UCWeb has come out with an official statement over the issue.

“We were informed by Google Play about temporary removal of UC Browser from the Play Store for 7 days, beginning 13 Nov 2017, under the reason that a certain setting 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 on Google Play’s Developer Console and is awaiting evaluation. We will actively cooperate with Google Play for any concern caused by this unintentional error. In the meantime, users can still download UC Browser Mini from the Play Store, an alternative version of UC Browser. We thank Google Play for their understanding and support extended to us. UC Browser new product package will be back on Google Play next week and, in the interim, users and partners can download the product from our website http://www.ucweb.com,” UCWeb told Gadgets 360.

Currently, if you go to Play Store and search for UC Browser, you will end up looking at UC Browser Mini instead. In other news, Mozilla announced a new Firefox Quantum. We gave it a try and found the new browser very promising in our initial tests.