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Google removes PS1 emulator from Android Market

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Mar 2011 15:47 User comments (9)

Google removes PS1 emulator from Android Market Google has kicked a PSX emulator for Android devices out of the Android Market.
Citing its Content Policy, Google pulled the PSX4Droid application from the Android Market. Developer of the application, ZodTTD, suspects that the real reason for the removal of the app is down to Sony, with the launch of the Xperia PLAY, known often as the "PlayStation Phone", imminent.

ZodTTD announced the removal of the application on Twitter, and said he was trying to determine what to do. "Sony's Xperia Play must be coming soon," ZodTTD wrote on Twitter.

"Google just suspended all my legal Sony PSX emulator app ids from Marketplace. They locked me out of their service. Fair enough, but no specific reason. The timing is suspicious with no remedy." Google has provided no specific reason for removing the app.

A similar application on the Android Market, FPse for Android, is still available to buy however. The Xperia Play is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in mid-April, featuring a 4-inch touch screen and slide-out controller. It is powered by a 1GHz ARMv7 processor and runs Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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9 user comments

131.3.2011 16:39
oneSTARman
Unverified new user

So Much for Open Source Freedom - I guess we need to find away to get 'Unchained' to Google so it can't 'Turn Off' our Phone Aps - and and Start OUR OWN MARKETPLACE.

231.3.2011 21:34

Originally posted by oneSTARman:
So Much for Open Source Freedom - I guess we need to find away to get 'Unchained' to Google so it can't 'Turn Off' our Phone Aps - and and Start OUR OWN MARKETPLACE.
Blapkmarket.

331.3.2011 22:39

I still have mine as of right now. And since I have it backed up with all my other stuff I shouldn't have much to worry about I wouldn't think.

431.3.2011 23:06

A sad day...I honestly expected more from google.



51.4.2011 1:08

It's quite easy to offer apps without the market. Google has to abide by the rules, even if the rules are unfair.
But, anyone can offer an Android app from a website without the stupid marketplace.
Anyone wanting to use an emulator should have no problem finding the app.

Or am I missing something?

61.4.2011 6:06

PSX4Droid is based on source from another Playstation emulator called PCSX, but doesn’t comply with the GPL license used by that software. That's why you can still find FPSe on the Market and not PSX4Droid. Google is right on this one There's no dick move from Sony, there's no dick move from Google, there's just the GPL license that wasn't respected by PSX4Droid.


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71.4.2011 10:17

fuck sony the bastards, 10 year old games should be free by now anyway, phuch their gay mobile that they wanna bring games out on , im fine with all my emulators & games thanks (Y)

81.4.2011 17:25

Originally posted by Gdot73:
10 year old games should be free by now anyway
i agree. i think to be covered by copyright, the ip in question must be available for sale or all bets are off. no more disney back-in-the-vault shenanigans. nothing digital should ever go out of print, ever!

92.4.2011 9:27

Originally posted by ThePastor:
It's quite easy to offer apps without the market. Google has to abide by the rules, even if the rules are unfair.
But, anyone can offer an Android app from a website without the stupid marketplace.
Anyone wanting to use an emulator should have no problem finding the app.

Or am I missing something?
Nope.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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