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Google removes Playstation Emulator app from Market in time for Xperia PLAY release

For quite some time now, Android users have been able to play PSOne games on their mobile phones or tablet devices using a nifty emulator app, PSX4DROID. With less than 24 hours until the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (or Playstation Phone), Google have pulled PSX4DROID from the Android Market. Coincidence?

The app, created by well-known developer ZodTTD, has been available for around a year now, providing Android users with a fully-functional emulator for original Playstation games. The same app is available for iPhone users, though only if the iOS device has been Jailbroken.

ZodTTD says he is working hard to find a way to get PSX4DROID back onto the Android platform, and is considering using third-party app stores such as the Amazon Apps Store.

Google are usually very lenient when it comes to applications available in the Market due to its Open Source nature, though it seems PSX4DROID has bothered them enough to warrant its removal.

It seems very obvious, given the timing, that Google have removed the app so that the Xperia PLAY can take centreplace in the Android Gaming community.

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