Popular mobile web browser app UC Browser went missing from the Google Play Store earlier this week because of what the company claims is a policy violation. Refuting allegations of "misleading and malicious promotions" to inflate downloads, the company told TOI on Thursday that it will be back on the app store next week. Last November, UC Browser had crossed 100 million monthly active users in India.
"The exact reason for UC Browser's unavailability on Google Play is because of a certain setting of UC Browser that was not in line with Google's policy. The reason for the removal has nothing to do with alleged data security breach or malicious promotion," a UC Web spokesperson told TOI over email.