Android Market Grants Access to Paid Apps in over 20 Countries


Android Market just extended it’s global reach with added support for buying and selling in more than 30 countries! Effective today, developers from 20 countries can now sell paid apps on the Android Market! This brings the total number of countries with paid apps support to 29.

The newest countries to join the paid apps ecosystem are:
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

In addition to this, 18 more countries are expected to be able to purchase paid apps from the Market over the next couple of weeks – a total of 32 countries will be able to buy apps.

The new countries to be granted purchase access are:
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.

This is definitely good news for developers, users and Google. Developers in those countries now have the opportunity to cash in on their hard work. Google’s move to expand the customer base is a good step towards making the Android Marketplace competitive and attractive for developers. More buying, more selling and more apps will improve the Android ecosystem. Google for the win!

Source: Android Developers Blog

About the Author

Salim Ibrahim
Salim is an Instructional Technologist and an e-learning Administrator for a University in the New England area. He enjoys making recommendations on various technology applications especially open source projects. Android devices have been on his most recommended list since he first purchased his T-Mobile G1 in March of 2009. He recently upgraded to the Samsung Vibrant from a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G. He wishes all smart phones were Android based.

  • themightyaceman

    Salim, how did you create that avatar? it’s similar to cyanogen’s old one…

  • Alex Goris

    I’m in Belgium and still no paid apps available on my Samsung Galaxy S I9000…
    Am I doing something wrong???

    Using market enabler I can set the provider to Tmobile US and have access to paid apps, but not when using the default settings.

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