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So long to some classic game emulators in Android Market

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So long to some classic game emulators in Android Market
N64oid, Snesoid, and some other emulators by developer youngzh got pulled from Android Market, without it being clear if the reason is copyright infringement, or the developer's more generic unwillingness to comply with some open-source licensing requirements of Google, which seems to be the pretext.

The emulators have been moved to the SlideME Android app shop, which has long been a lifeboat for those devices that don't have the official Google blessing to run Android, and youngzh has made them free for this time.

With the appearance of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play we were expecting some crusade like that against classic game emulators, which are arguably legal, but the ROMs for them are usually not. In this case, however, it seems that some more generic Android Market terms have been violated to suspend the emulator's developer apps from there.

Hopefully this is not a harbinger of things to come with game emulators on Android, since the Xperia Play has enough differentiating features of its own to stand out in the Android crowd. Considering the recent drama of banning the PSX4Droid emulator, however, it might be a crusade, after all.

source: AndroidPolice

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posted on 30 May 2011, 08:57

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


They were good emulators, the ones left suck. I want my money back lol

posted on 30 May 2011, 10:05

3. iami (unregistered)


I always see these emulators but never tried them. Where do you get the games once you have the emulator and do they charge for the games.

posted on 30 May 2011, 13:08 1

4. zerovampire311 (Posts: 42; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


Eh, dig around on google for 5 minutes and you can get them anyways. Any software in demand will be made available at some point on the interwebs.

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