Google zaps emulators from Android Market

By on May 29, 2011
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Popular video game emulators removed without warning.

Video game enthusiasts looking to download emulators on their Android smartphones have run out of luck, as it seems that Google has removed almost all of the popular emulators from the Android Market.

Engadget reports that emulators from developer Yong Zhang (yongzh) such as Nesoid, Snesoid, N64oid and Gameboid have all been removed unceremoniously, with Zhang’s developer privileges revoked. Speaking to the tech site, Zhang said that the emulators’ removal has cut his only source of income and has flooded his email with worried customers. He has, as of now, moved to a third-party app store called SlideME, where the emulators will be available for free. Zhang is not too optimistic about SlideME, though.

Google has yet to comment on the issue.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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