Google Play Store is a paradise of it's own, containing a lot of really great apps that really brings our smartphones alive. Google is pretty open to let various developers to submit their apps the store, where millions of people come for all their download needs.
Google Play now features more then 700,000 apps, which is huge number. But, there are those apps that don't make the cut, apps that are banned because they go against the policies of the search giant. This doesn't mean that these apps were scraped, nope, they are still very much operational, only thing is you will have to download them from somewhere else. Let's have a look at the top 10 Android apps that were banned from Google Play recently, but they are still available for download.
This app is an emulator that allows you to play PlayStation 1 games on your android phone. Smartphones are easily capable of running console games. Google banned this app from the Android market. However the app is still going strong
The app version of the popular music streaming service had appeared several times on Google Play but was removed. Perhaps the copyright issues that surrounded grooveshark were the problem here. Then again that's just a speculation.
There is no doubt about why this app was removed. It's pretty much a app store by it self, offering android apps similar to Google Play. Bottom line it's a threat to Google's services.
This app huge threat to mobile advertising as an industry, as it blocks advertisements from your Android devices. This is defnitly against the policies of Google.
TV Portal: This free app offers wide range of Movies and TV Shows, which can be streamed to your Android devices. The app was banned by Google due to copywrite related issues
TubeMate: This app allows users to download videos from YouTube. It's no-brainer on why this app was banned.
The real-money mobile phone poker game was made available on Google Play for a week, before which it was banned. The Android market does not support gambling activities and rightfully so. It is wrong!
Siri for Android
Siri for Android: This 3rd party Android app basically emulated the Siri (digital assistant) feature of iPhones.
Dood's Music: The app, like Grooveshark is a music streaming app. Unlike most other music streaming apps, It allows you to make playlist of songs. Don't know why it was banned.
Secret SMS Replicator
This notorious app was banned within hours of being released. How it works? You can install this app on a victim's android phone and it will go unrecognized, as it leaves no trace, no icons. The invisible app forwards all the SMS messages on that device to your phone (phone no is specified in th beginning), without the other person knowing about it. A spy app? Bannneddd!