Android Market, the software portal Internet giant Google put in place for the owners of Android-based devices, comes both with free and paid applications, the latter expected to be available for users in a number of 32 countries in the near future.
During the next 2 weeks, Android users in 18 new countries should taste access to paid apps in the Android Market, in addition to the 14 countries where paid content is already available.
In addition, the company also announced that developers in more countries can now submit paid applications to the software portal, the company announced via a post on the Android Developers Blog.
“We have been hard at work on this and it is my pleasure to announce that effective today, developers from 20 more countries can now sell paid apps on Android Market. Additionally, over the next 2 weeks, users in 18 additional countries will be able to purchase paid apps from Android Market,” Google says.
Android application developers in a number of 29 countries can now enjoy support for paid application sales, the Internet giant announced.
Among the newly added countries, we can count: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.
As stated above, Android phone users in a number of 32 countries should soon be able to purchase applications from the Android Market, in comparison with only 14 until now.
The new additions to the list include: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.
The aforementioned blog post also notes that developers who selected for their paid apps to be available in “All Locations” need do nothing for their apps to be available in the new countries.
However, if there are developers who would like to target the new countries with their apps and have not selected “All Locations,” they would have to visit the Android Market publisher site regularly over the next few weeks to make the necessary adjustments.
The same applies to those who selected “All Locations” but do not want to have their apps available for buyers in the new countries.
“We remain committed to continuing to improve the buyer and seller experiences on Android Market. Among other initiatives, we look forward to bringing the Android Market paid apps ecosystem to even more countries in the coming months,” the blog post concludes.