Android Market Paid Apps Available in More Countries Soon
Yes! Google has just sent out an email notification to the Android software developers, stating that it will soon expand its payment support in the Android Market to more countries. This would not only open up the paid apps to more users, it will also increase the software developers’ earning and possibly developers are more willing to create quality paid apps for the Android OS.
Currently, the Android Market’s paid apps are opened to 14 countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. The email did not reveal the list of the new supported countries. Distimo, a app store analytics company said that the new additions will be the following:
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
Google announcement email
We’re writing to inform you about some changes to Android Market that require your attention.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be adding paid apps support for additional countries. If you have selected to publish your paid apps to all locations and intend to support all new locations as we expand the number of supported countries for paid apps, you don’t have to do anything. If you have selected to publish your paid apps to all locations but intend to only target the currently supported 14 countries, please update your location selections to target these specific countries.
Please look for follow-up emails when we introduce paid apps support for specific additional countries in the coming weeks. At that time, you’ll have the option to target these specific countries.
Thanks, and we look forward to continue working with you on Android
The Android Market Team