rconnor33 wrote:My bad - I read an article (Engadget I think) that said that all emulators had been removed from the market and the developer accounts suspended. Turns out that by 'all emulators' it meant 'all xxxOID emulators' and was referring to one account (yongzh's). So Gensoid/SNESoid, N64oid, etc. have gone. I seriously hope that FPSE doesn't follow, it works so well and seems under constant development.
this is really true, all emulators Yongzhou's were withdrawn from the market 'cause I think it does for iphone applications also result in the google removed all the applications he made to the android.
Apologies for getting off topic with my post, but maybe this can help clear up some of the confusion. The dev Robert Broglia recently posted up a bunch of emulators (one such is https://market.android.com/details?id=com.explusalpha.Snes9x&feature=search_result
) and in his description he says "Beware of Market apps using Snes9x commercially under different names (SNesoid, Tiger SNES, and many others). Snes9x has a non-commercial use license and these apps cannot legally be sold or force you to view ads".
I can't speak for the validity of this statement as honestly I don't know, but I have heard a lot of rumors circulating that many of the current emulators (including the oid emus) were made using open source code and then were being sold for profit. It is possible that the emulators may not be a "google is removing emus because they don't like them" but instead it kindof appears as if the original devs who made these emus filed complaints with google over the open source projects being sold on the market. Like I said, this is only speculation, but this could be the reason FPSE hasn't had troubles. I am almost positive the FPSE project doesn't violate anything and therefore google would have no reason to remove it.
Like I said, I don't know if this is universally applicable to all the emus removed, and personally I liked yongzhs apps and will buy them from slideME if he does release updates, but maybe this type of thing has stuff to do with it.