Despite the fact that there is no respectable announcement yet from google and uc web in this new development , record has it that the reason for the brief elimination is due to the malicious redirect ads served up by way of uc net’s affiliates to inflate installs triggered google to take action and delist the browser.
An email 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 soUpon 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.”
According to reports by a Twitter user who claims to work for UC web also confirms this. According to him;
“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”
Uc browser gained momentum in india over the previous couple of years for its pace and sheer wide variety of capabilities, which included a strong download manager, customizable accessories, and integration with third-party-offerings.
The app take down seems to be temporary and uc browser ought to be again in the store after 30 days. Google is taking a strict stance on apps the use of doubtful hints to increase deploy base or unfold advert malware to thieve users information. Google has also introduced a ‘validated with the aid of play shield’ feature, which targets to maintain out dangerous apps from a person’s phone.