Surprisingly, Android Market doesn't currently support paid applications in Canada (11 other countries have access to paid apps). But given that Canadian carriers have built a rather formidable Android product lineup, getting paid apps on Android Market in Canada should be pretty high priority. And it looks like it's so, according to the Montreal Gazette, "Google is working on the problem and hopes to make an announcement next week." Score one for our neighbors to the north.

Why'd it take so long? Wendy Rozeluk of Google Canada says:

"There are many factors that come into play to make sure the selling and purchasing processes run smoothly. It takes time to bring support to more countries, which is something we are working hard to do"

Right. If it's any consolation, at least Android Market has a ton of free apps available.

[via androinica]