A popular PlayStation emulator has been yanked from sale at Google’s proprietary app store, ahead of the launch of Sony’s official games market selling classic PSOne titles.
According to an e-communique from Google to the author of PSX4Droid, the app has been pulled from the famously un-policed Android Market because of an unexplained “Content Policy Violation”.
The mail made no explicit connection, or indeed mention of the soon to arrive and, very, very official PlayStation Suite - a games download store that will offer much the same content as PSX 4Droid for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Android phones running the 2.3 version of the platform.
However, Twitter updates from the title’s dev ZodTTD suggest he’s in little doubt that the developments are related.
He Tweeted: “Sony's Xperia Play must be coming soon. The timing is suspicious with no remedy."
It’s not yet clear whether third-party Android app store GetJar will follow suit and stop selling the app. However, one thing we can be sure of from this is that the Android Market, oft-compared to the Wild West, isn’t quite as open as some people would have us believe.