UC Browser is Back to The Play Store - Here is What Happened

We were literally shocked to hear that our app UC Browser was removed from the Google Play Store on alleged grounds of misbehaving apps. We were shocked as we were not served any caution notice prior to the removal. We are aware of the best service practices as well as the terms and conditions which every one of the app developers are to follow while uploading their apps to the store.

We too have an app store viz. 9Apps. We too accept apps into the store after thorough examination to ensure complete safety and security to our users which numbers over 500 million. We monitor every app in regular intervals after allowing them to be showcased on our store and we too remove apps if found containing any malware or virus. We also remove apps if they show any misbehavior or are redirecting to pages which contain malicious software.

We understand the importance of protecting users’ privacy at every stride. But despite taking every step to ensure complete security and safety to our users, we were banned from the store made us literally feel despaired.

We submitted a review request soon after we found our app to be out of the Google Play Store. After analyzing app, they found our app to be safe and it followed their privacy policies and terms and conditions. Thus, they approved our app again.

At this juncture, we feel it is right to announce that we always strive hard to ensure better security to our users. If we had not secured our users’ privacy, we would not have reached where we are today. We have over 500 million active users worldwide and the numbers are still growing. How could an app that does not guarantee the safety of our users succeed in the race to be one among the top browsers in the world now? Ask for yourself.
We know and understand the inconvenience you faced. At this juncture, we also assure our users that we never engage in any kind of malpractices or does any breech of safety standards.

About UC Browser
UC Browser and UC Browser Mini are two mobile browsers by UC Web, the mobile browsing wing of Alibaba Group of Companies. The browser is currently placed most popular apps in India and is predominantly used in various countries including China and Indonesia. We are happy that we are the only browser from outside the Western Countries to be listed among the top 10 list in the world.

You can download the app from our official website, 9Apps store and other Android stores.