Google has removed the ‘Remove China App’, which has become a symbol of Chinese anti-sentiment in India, from the Play Store. This app was becoming very popular in India. Its popularity can be gauged from this, more than 5 million times were downloaded in a few weeks. The app received 1.89 lakh reviews and 4.9 stars.
The ‘Remove China App’ was released on the 17th of last month. After that, the app started being used to express anger towards China near Indians. This app continues to be popular in the country for many reasons. The damage caused by the growing tension along the Indo-China border and the Covid-19 epidemic were considered to be the major reasons.
Dear Friends,— onetouchapplabs (@onetouchapplabs) June 2, 2020
Google has suspended our #RemoveChinaApps from google play store.
Thank you all for your support in past 2 weeks.
"You Are Awesome"
Its easy to find the origin of any app by searching on google
<AppName> origin country
Stay Tuned !! Stay Safe!!
Google removed ‘Remove China App’ from Play Store
Sentiments against China was seen in Indian citizens. It has been claimed that the app can delete the alleged Chinese app such as Ticktock and UC Browser. However, One Touch App Labs, which created the app, had said to make it for educational purposes. He also said that app developers do not intend to use it for commercial purposes.
Despite this, Google did not tell about the removal of the Remove China app from its Play Store. He has not disclosed why the option of downloading the app from the Play Store has been taken away and neither has clarified whether it will be available again on the Play Store. Jaipur’s company ‘OneTouchAppLabs’ has acknowledged in its tweet that Google has suspended its app from the Play Store.