UC Browser, a mobile web browser on Android which is immensely popular in India, has disappeared from Google Play Store. UC Browser is developed by UC Web which is owned by China’s Alibaba Group, and, it recently amassed 500 Million downloads on the Play Store.
UC Browser is the second-most popular web browser in India after Google Chrome, having 100 Million users in the country out of the 420 Million users from around the world. There’s no official word from either Google or UC Web yet regarding the delisting of UC Browser from Play Store, however, according to Twitter user Mike Ross who claims to work for UC Browser, this removal is temporary and is for a period of 30 days
“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.DO NOT use the Malicious Promotion method(s) or STOP such behavior immediately if you are acting so. Upon discovery a Malicious Promotion, UC Union is entitled to
(i) STOP your payment settlement, or DEDUCT your corresponding payment made to you;
(ii) compensation in recovery of the loss suffered by UC Union, including but not limited to loss of UC Union’s good will, loss of users of UC Union Product(s), removal of UC Union Product(s) from Google Play or Apple Store, and any other loss as a result of your Malicious Promotion;
(iii) require you to CLARIFY the facts for elimination of the negative impact shed upon UC Union; and
(iv) resort to any other legal measures if necessary.UC Union is looking forward to cooperating and developing with you in a healthy UC Union ecosphere.UC Union Team“