Why did Google take so long to remove game console emulators?

May 31, 2011

Tiny Wings on iOS. These might seem like blatant copies until you read about the Flash game called Wavespark and how its developer was “slightly flattered, and more than a little miffed” about how much Tiny Wings was ‘inspired’ by his game.

Being inspired by concepts and ideas is one thing, blatantly stealing them is another issue completely. Google has started to clamp down, which could be significant to its ‘open’ concept. However, with many other alternative Android markets out there, it’s not so hard to find an alternative source for Yongzh’s apps… Unless Google wants to start policing those further too.

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Marty Gabel

Marty is the former Associate Editor for Appolicious and AndroidApps.com. He lives with his wife and infant daughter in Chicago, via London, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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