March 12, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Android users in the United Kingdom now have paid apps appearing on their Android phones. Confirming a report from T-Mobile UK’s Richard Warmsley, the Android Market in Her Majesty’s Kingdom is open for business today.
The wait is officially over now that paid apps are in the Market. Surprisingly, some prices were originally listed in US dollars and cents rather than the UK’s currency system. A few tipsters reported that they saw most apps with dollar signs rather than the British pound symbol (£), but the problem has been addressed for some. If you are still seeing paid apps listed in US currency, each $0.99 app displayed costs about £0.72. Hey, I just saved you from purchasing a converter app.
If you want to see only the newly picked crop of apps in the Android Market:
- Press “Applications” (or “Games”)
- Select “All Applications” (or any category)
- Press Menu > Change Views
- Select “Priced items only”
* This browsing filter worked on the U.S. version of the Android Market; I’m assuming/hoping the UK Market has it as well.
There you have it, British Android fans. Paid apps are finally at your fingertips. Which apps have caught your attention so far?