UC Browser is one of the most popular mobile browser people use in the Android world. But apart from that, it has been very controversial lately.
If you remember, there were reports which claimed that UC browser which is owned by Chinese company Alibaba steals user information and sends it to China servers. The latest is that the browser has gone invisible from Google playstore while there is no confirmed reason behind it.
Yes, just a few days after UC made a grand announcement of receiving 500 million downloads, it has been removed from the Play Store. However, the trimmed variant of the browser that is UC Mini is still available.
While the company has not released any official statement as of now, a person named Mike Ross who claims to be an employe of UC tweeted-
I work for UC Browser,I got mail today morning it said that UC Browser was temporarily removed from play store for 30 days because it used “Misleading” and “Unhealthy” methods of promotion to increase installs.
I work for UC Browser,I got mail today morning it said that UC Browser was temporarily removed from play store for 30 days because it used "Misleading" and "Unhealthy" methods of promotion to increase installs
— Mike Ross 👁🗨 (@SKz_14) November 14, 2017
At the same time, Android Central has released an email which was supposedly received by Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii from UC Union (UC Web’s affiliate network) reinforces this theory:
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.
What do you think about this?