A bunch of Chinese apps were taken down last year and this year as well garena free fire and 54 more apps are banned in India who were already taken down last year. Here is the complete list.
According to the recent reports a total number of 54 apps are banned by the Indian government because they were found to be from a Chinese origin.
These apps were produced by Chinese tech giants such as Netease, Tencent, etc. and was claimed to be a clone of the apps taken down last year.
Last year almost 224 apps were taken down including popular ones like TikTok, Shareit, WeChat, Helo, Likee, UC News, Bigo Live, UC Browser, ES File Explorer and Mi Community.
“The typical modus operandi of these Chinese Apps is to show that they operate from different countries like US, India or Singapore,” Venus Dhuria, cofounder of mobile internet technology company AppyHigh told ET.
List Of Apps Banned In This Year:
- Garena Free Fire – Illuminate
- Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
- Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
- Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
- Twilight Pioneers
- CuteU: Match With The World
- SmallWorld-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
- CuteU pro
- Video Player Media All Format
- Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
- Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
- Music Player – MP3 Player
- CamCard for SalesForce Ent
- Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
- Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
- APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
- Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
- Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
- Nice video baidu
- Tencent Xriver
- Onmyoji Chess
- Onmyoji Arena
- Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App
- Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
- DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support
- Dual Space – 32Bit Support
- Dual Space – 64Bit Support
- Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support
- Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
- Conquer Online
- Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
- Notes – Color Notepad, Notebook
- MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
- Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
- Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan
- Lica Cam – selfie camera app
- EVE Echoes
- UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
- Extraordinary Ones
- FancyU – Video Chat & Meetup
- RealU: Go Live, Make Friends
- MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
- RealU Lite -video to live!
- Wink: Connect Now
- FunChat Meet People Around You
- FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
- Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer
- Music Player – Music, MP3 Player
- Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQ
- Music Plus – MP3 Player
- Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
All of these apps had almost 700 million users.
How was it proved?
It was also informed that several employees working in the old banned apps are found to run these new banned apps which says that they belong to other countries like Singapore, Australia, etc..
The clones were found to be operated by the famous bytedance (operator of tiktok, helo, etc.).Snack Video was one such that was launched by Tencent-backed Kuaishou, similar to Kwai.