UC Browser returns to Google Play Store after temporary ban

UCWeb said the new version of the browser is available for users with updated technical settings strictly in line with Google Play’s policy.

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    • UC Browser returns to Google Play Store
    • Claimed to have crossed 500mn downloads

Google Play Store has officially lifted a temporary ban on UC Browser. Last week, UC Browser mysteriously disappeared from Google Play Store, leaving users and the whole Android community awestruck. Later in a press statement, UCWeb said the ban was imposed due to certain settings of UC Browser failing to comply with Google’s policy. However, UCWeb also ensured back then a new version of the app is already on its way.

In a press release sent out this afternoon, UCWeb said the new version of the browser is available for users with updated technical settings strictly in line with Google Play’s policy. The company also said the Browser had crossed 500 million downloads on Google Play Store as of October 2017 from India.

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“During the brief absence of UC Browser on Play Store, we continued to meticulously check our technical settings while also witnessing an uninterrupted passion of our users for the product, who looked upon the alternative version, UC Browser Mini, and made it to the top of ‘Free Apps’ category on the Play Store,” Alibaba Mobile Business Group’s Young Li said in a press statement.

Some of the key features of the browser include upgraded small window mode, cricket scorecards feature, ad block, videos, facebook and night mode etc. UCWeb also has the Mini version of its browser on Play Store, which is a toned down version of the browser. UC Browser Mini, unlike its full blown counterpart, is designed to run on phones with lesser storage or not so powerful processing hardware.