Garena Free Fire banned in India, see full list of 54 apps: The Indian government has reportedly banned over 50 smartphone apps in the country, which are likely to have their roots in China. This is not the first time that the government has banned a group of Chinese apps, as it banned 270 mobile apps in 2020. As of now, there is no official list of new banned apps, but rumors are suggesting that the list also includes Garena Free Fire. Fire, a popular smartphone game, and some previously banned apps that reappeared as clones.
Popular game Free Fire Banned
BIG: India bans 54 more Chinese apps. pic.twitter.com/i68bZuCwzy
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 14, 2022
As seen in the tweet above, 50 more apps have reportedly been banned by the Indian government. The new ban includes apps that were previously banned but re-introduced as clones. ET Now has not provided the complete list of banned apps in India. The list of over 50 banned apps in India also includes Garena Free Fire as the game has been taken down from google play store and apple app store. Chinese company Tencent has a significant part of Free Fire’s parent company, which could be a reason behind the ban. However, it is not clear whether the free fire has been removed due to the government’s ban or for any other reason altogether.
These are 54 Chinese apps banned.
According to ANI, a total of 54 Chinese apps have been banned in India. The list includes beauty cameras: Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera, Equalizer and Bass Booster, Camcard for Salesforce Ant, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Light, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Exrier, Onmoji Chess, Onmoji Arena, Applock, Dual Space Light. Sources told ANI that these apps are “a threat to India’s security.
The government had banned PUBG games in the past.
Earlier, the Indian government had banned popular apps like TikTok and PUBG Mobile in the country. PUBG Mobile has resurfaced as BGMI and TikTok is also rumoured to be back in the country soon. That being said, it will be interesting to see which all apps the government has banned this time except Garena Free Fire. The sudden disappearance of games on both iOS and Android platforms in India to Free Fire By Garena has raised some questions among the gaming community. The app is not available for download from February 12. Garena has not given any specific reason for removing the app from Google Play.
54 Chinese apps, including Garena Free Fire, banned in India, see full list of banned apps here
You can find a list of all the banned apps here…
|SR No.||The List Of 54 Blocked Apps are Provided Below|
|1||Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD|
|2||Beauty Camera: Selfie Camera|
|3||Equlizer Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtulizer|
|4||Music Player- Music, Mp3 Player|
|5||Equalizer & Bass Booster- Music Volume EQ|
|6||Music Plus- MP3 Player|
|7||Equalizer Pro- Volume Bass Booster|
|8||Video Player Media All Format|
|9||Music Player- Equalizer & MP3 Player|
|10||CamCard for SalesForce Ent|
|11||Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite|
|12||Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade|
|13||APUS Security HD (Pad Version)|
|14||Paralled Space Lite 32 Support|
|15||Viva Video Editor- Snack Video Maker with Music|
|16||Nice Video baidu|
|21||Dual Space Lite- Multiple Accounts & Clone App|
|22||Dual Space Pro- Multiple Accounts & Clone App|
|23||Dual Space Lite- 32bit Support|
|24||Dual Space- 32bit Support|
|25||Dual Space- 64bit Support|
|26||Dual Space Pro- 32bit Support|
|27||Conquer Online II|
|28||Live Weather & Radar- Alerts|
|29||Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook|
|30||MP3 Cutter- Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter|
|31||Voice Recoder & Voice Changer|
|32||Barcode Scanner- QR Code Scan|
|33||Lic Cam- Selfie Camera App|
|36||UU Game Booster- Network Solution for high ping|
|39||Stick Fight: The Game Mobile|
|41||CUteU: Match With The World|
|42||SmallWorld- Enjoy groupchat and video chat|
|44||FancyU- Video Chat & Meetup|
|45||ReelU: Go Love, Make Friends|
|46||MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats|
|47||RealU Lite Video to live!|
|48||Wink: Connect Now|
|49||FunChat Meet People Around You|
|50||FancyUPro- Instant Meetup through Video Chat!|
|51||Garena Free Fire- Illuminate|
|52||Voluma Booster-Loud Speaker & Sound Booster|
|53||Music Player- Equalizer MP3 Player|
|54||Conquer Online – MMORPG Game|
In 2020, the Indian government banned more than 200 Chinese apps including TikTok, PUBG Mobile, UC Browser, CamScanner under Section 69A of the IT Act 2000. These apps were described as a threat to India’s sovereignty. The existing banned apps were also acting as clones of the banned Chinese apps, against which an Indian government has taken this action.