One of the advantages of an open Android-platform has sunk into oblivion after Google in one fell swoop withdrew from the official Android Market app store the most popular emulators popular gaming consoles.
If in April disappeared Sega-emulator and Gearoid Gensoid, now came the Ataroid, Gameboid, NESoid, N64oid and SNESoid – they mimic on Android-phones, respectively consoles Atari-2600, GameBoy Advance, NES / FC, Nintendo 64 and Super Nintendo.
However, the required applications are available in the store, SlideME, and their creator Yung Chang does not require money for their development to those who already got emulators, so that buyers do not pay twice. Unreserved Google’s decision will hurt, obviously, the marketing component of the emulators, because they moved into a “gray» Android-software. Vendors of gaming consoles and developers of toys will be satisfied: it is considered that invented emulators to run illegal copies of games.