Yoink! Google Pulls Kongregate Arcade from Android Market

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Posted on January 19, 2011, Phil Hornshaw Yoink! Google Pulls Kongregate Arcade from Android Market

Just one day after Kongregate released an app to the Android Market that made more than 300 games available to mobile owners using Google’s operating system, the big G has pulled the app.

It’s not gone forever, though — you can still download Kongregate Arcade from Kongregate itself (hooray for open source!) and bypass Google altogether.

According to Google, the issue with Kongregate Arcade being in the Market was that it was a violation of Google’s Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement. That agreement’s legalese dictates that apps in the Market aren’t allowed to distribute other apps, although if Kongregate or other developers want to package their Flash games as individual apps, that’s just fine.

Meantime, Kongregate is working with Google to iron out the problems and return Kongregate Arcade to the Market. That’ll likely mean it’ll be reduced in its functionality, at least in some ways. At the very least, though, the app should still help with game app discovery, which is something of a problem on the Android system.

Via Joystiq.


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