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Following the launch of Google's Chrome browser in Cuba earlier this year, the company has announced that residents in that country can now download free apps and games on the Google Play Store for the first time, along with the free version of its Google Analytics service.

As with the launch of Chrome, Google says it is offering Cuban residents access to Google Play and Google Analytics "as part of our continued effort to make technology even more accessible there." However, the long-running US economic embargo of that country prevents Google from offering paid apps and services to Cuba, and there's been no indication that situation will change anytime in the future.

Android developers who want to offer their free apps in Cuba can now select the country on the Pricing & Distribution page in the Developer Console. Do you think Google's partial expansion into Cuba will work out in the long run?

Source: Google