Google takes down Indian app that helps delete Chinese apps

DHARAMSALA, 4 June: Tech giant Google has taken down an Indian mobile application from its app store that allows its users to remove Chinese apps from their mobile phones.

The app, ”Remove China Apps” has been removed from the app store as it violated certain company policies, the Reuters reported citing a spokesman from the Google.

With the anti-Chia sentiments growing in India after China’s border incursion at Line of Actual Control, the call to boycott Chinese products gained momentum. 

The app had “become a top trending free app on Google’s mobile app store in India with more than five million downloads since late May,” the report added.

The spokesman from the tech giant has stopped short of divulging any further details over the development apart from alleging that “the app had been removed due to violation of app store policies.”

According to the report, “Remove China Apps scans  users’ phones for apps such as ByteDance’s TikTok and Alibaba’s UC Browser.”

the developer of the app, OneTouch AppLabs has declined to comment but thanked its users for their support as the app has now been removed.

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