59 Chinese apps that were ban by the Government earlier this week are now inaccessible via Google Play store in India.
A Google spokesperson confirmed by saying that the apps have been “temporarily blocked” by the platform in line with the government’s order.
Popular apps including CamScanner, UC Browser, Mi Community, DU Battery Saver, and so on have been removed from Google Play.
Apps such as TikTok and SHAREit completely went offline on their own earlier this week and state that they are “complying with the Government of India’s directive.”
Apple App Store has also removed pretty much all of 59 Chinese apps.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) announce that 59 China-origin apps were to be block as they pose a risk to country’s security and were prejudicial to the India’s sovereignty and integrity.
A Google spokesperson speaking more about the order told on Wednesday :
“While we continue to review the interim orders from the Government of India,
We have notified affected developers and have temporarily blocked access to apps that remain available on Play Store in India.”
Most apps have also been remove from App Store.
Users may still find some of the China-origin apps such as Clash of Kings on the App Store,
But they will also likely be remove and blocked by ISPs and telco operators by later today.
The full list of the 59 ban Chinese apps can be found in our earlier ARTICLE
The ‘Lite’ versions of several banned apps such as Likee and Bigo Live are still available on the app stores.
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