A few weeks ago an app that lets you download and play Flash games on Android phones even when you don’t have an internet connection handy hit the streets. It’s called Flash Game Player, and while it doesn’t provide a perfect gaming experience, it did have a few things going for it, including the ability to create custom on-screen buttons for each game to emulate the experience of playing in on a computer with a full QWERTY keyboard.

Now it looks like Google has removed the app from the Android Market, and some users are reporting that it’s also being remotely wiped from their phones. If you downloaded the app from the xda-developers forum or another non-Market source, you should be safe, but Google has the ability to remove any apps you installed through the Market if it turns out they contain malicious code or otherwise violate Google’s terms.

This doesn’t happen very often, and in some cases it’s probably a good thing that Google has this ability to help protect users from dangerous apps that accidentally slipped through the cracks. But in this case, it’s not yet clear why Google is removing Flash Game Player.

via Droid Gamers

Brad Linder

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