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Paid Android apps are officially available in 32 countries

September 30, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka



The Android Market is finally open for business. After several months of prodding and frequent complaints, Google has officially announced paid app support in 18 additional countries.

It’s been a long time coming, but users in the following countries can purchase apps from the Market:

  • Latin America: Argentia, Brazil, Mexico
  • Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden
  • Asia: Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Taiwan.

Combined with the 14 nations that are already had this critical feature, this brings the total number of nations with paid app purchasing support to 32. The nations listed have also been granted the ability to sell applications, bringing that total to 29 countries.

I’m sure by now you’ve already run to the Android Market to purchase some of those great paid apps that you’ve had your eye on and were previously unavailable. Well, keep in mind that some apps may still be blocked from your nation because of developer choices to exclude sales there, or the update may not have made its way to your carrier or device. Overall, I’m sure you’re just ecstatic to finally have a new world of apps open to you. Go explore!

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