View Full Version : emulators disappear on andriod market!

05-29-2011, 04:29 PM
Driod fans might not have noticed yet, but it appears emulators are being pulled from the market and the makers are having their accounts suspended with out warnings. There appears to be a crack down on these game emulators, so if you go looking and cant find them, that may be why.

If you're an Android gamer, chances are you've heard of Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid (http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/04/n64oid-brings-nintendo-64-emulation-to-android-devices/), Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid: they're all video game console emulators developed by yongzh, and many ranked among the most popular paid apps on the Android Market. This week, they've got something else in common, too -- they've all been abruptly removed. Following a complaint from Sega, two emulators were nixed late last month, but we're hearing that Google has since revoked yongzh's developer privileges, just like PSX4Droid comrade-in-arms (http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/07/zodttd-makes-psx4droid-3-0-free-claims-google-booted-him-from-a/) ZodTTD.

he confirms that his developer account has been removed and his apps pulled without warning -- cutting off his primary source of income and leaving him with an inbox stuffed with worried email from customers. He has, however, already migrated a number of emulators to third-party app store SlideME, where they'll be free for a while,