UC Browser is one of the mobile web browsers that users consider to be a good alternative to Google Chrome. Therefore, quite a number of Android smartphone owners will be affected by the removal of their browser from the official Google Play store. Of course, UC Browser fans can continue to use already installed application copies or download it from the APK Mirror site. Why has Google decided to remove an app that has exceeded 500 million downloads from its store?
Obviously, it’s not about competition against Chrome. UC Browser was removed from the Play store because developers ran a policy against Google that was designed to increase the number of installations. Details of prohibited practices are unknown. One of UC Browser’s employees said that Google has send warning message is about deceptive and inappropriate methods.
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
UC Browser has disappeared from the Google Play store for 30 days.
Google does not ban apps for any reason. Even if one of the companies does not comply with the policies imposed by Google, it usually gets a warning email asking them to stop doing this. In the past, UC Browser was the unlucky hero of several stories. Many users are wondering why a web browsing app needs access rights to contacts or to make phone calls. On the other hand, the Indian government was considering blocking the browser after it was discovered that it was sending user data to servers in China. Interestingly, the light version of the controversial browser, i.e. UC Browser Mini, is still available at the Play store.
Source: Android Central