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Android Market Paid Apps Opened to New Supported Countries Now


Posted on October 7th, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive, featured. No Comments

Just 1 week after Google has announced the new paid apps supported countries, your Android Market should be now added with paid apps if you are from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden or Taiwan. At least users from Singapore and Taiwan have received the changes on their Android Market. The paid apps can be bought via Google Check out (credit card), Paypal payment method is said to be added soon according to a recent rumor.

Update: According to Google blog post, all Android smartphone users from 18 additional countries can see the paid apps today, but your Android Market will first need to be updated to the latest version. It is an automatic update. You can do the following to activate the update “If you want to accelerate the self-update process, launch Android Market, navigate back to the Home screen, and after 5-10 minutes, relaunch it. For more details, please refer to the Help Center.”

Last week, we announced that over the next two weeks, users in 18 additional countries would gain the ability to purchase paid apps from Android Market. Effective today, users can now see paid apps in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.

For users to make a purchase of paid apps in these countries, they must have the latest Android Market client, which we have started to make available as a self-update and should reach all users within the next few days. This is a silent update; users will not see a notification and will not be prompted to do anything. If you want to accelerate the self-update process, launch Android Market, navigate back to the Home screen, and after 5-10 minutes, relaunch it. For more details, please refer to the Help Center.

No action is necessary if you have targeted your paid apps to be available to “All Locations” and would like to launch in these additional countries. If you have not selected “All Locations” and would like to target these additional countries, or if you have selected “All Locations” and do not want to launch your apps in these additional buyer countries, please visit the Android Market publisher site to make the necessary adjustments.