UC reportedly acquired 100% stake in iOS jailbreaking service PP Assistant in a bid to strengthen its presence in iOS platform (report in Chinese).

PP Assistant, which started as an iOS jailbreaking service, supports the download, installation and management of software, game, and ringtone for iOS-powered devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.

PP Assistant’s iOS users reached 40 million with average daily app download of more than 8 million and monthly game revenue nearing 40 million yuan. In addition to jailbreak users, PP Assistant also tried to attract genuine as well as Android users by releasing PP Assistant Genuine and PP Assistant Android version. The latter has attracted more than 450,000 apps by September, just one month after its launch in August.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.