Google adds paid apps to Android Market in more countries

Mikael Ricknas
4 October, 2010
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Google has expanded the number of countries where paid applications are offered on Android Market. Developers in 20 more countries will be able to sell their applications, and users in 18 additional countries will be able to purchase those apps, the company said in a blog post last week.

Owners of Android-based smartphones in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan will soon be able to buy applications on Android Market. The change will be rolled out over the next two weeks, according to Google.

Payments for applications on Android Market are made using Google Checkout and credit or debit cards.

Finally, developers in Australia as well as Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan will now be able to sell their applications on the Google application store.

The additions mean that support for paid application sales is available in 29 countries, and users from 32 countries can buy applications.

There are still many countries where paid applications aren’t available developers and users, but Google promised to continue to increase the number of countries in the coming months.

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