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Poof! Android Market Emulators Go MIA

Popular Android emulator developer "yongzh" has had all of his apps yanked from Android Market without warning, he told users today, signaling that Google's recent bans (started last month at the behest of Sega) are all but over.

The culled few include user favorites like Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, Ataroid and Gameboid, just to name a few. This would appear to be the quiet, unceremonious end to sanctioned emulator sales in the Android Market. [Android Market via Engadget]


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This does not bother me in the slightest because Android is not locked down. Like Apple, Google can place whatever restrictions in wants on its own Market. But unlike Apple, there's nothing stopping users from getting these apps from other perfectly legal sources and app stores.

If Market becomes more like Apple's app store, that's fine. It's a free market out there for Android users.