EA Mobile, a division of EA Games, states:

"EA will support the Android platform, as any platform that can deliver a robust game experience is good for introducing new consumers to mobile games," they say. "EA Mobile has elected to wait for the launch of a content billing solution to bring their premier IP to market."

This obviously doesn't come to a surprise to us, since EA is big business and we all know big business loves money. The more interesting thing to note is that this might affect other developers who would also loved to get paid for their efforts, something that Android currently doesn't support.

So will we see a lack of earth-moving apps because the current system only supports free apps? Are us early adopters going to have to wait until Google figures out how to monetize Android Market?

Hopefully not but probably so.

 
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wibsy says:

Can't applications be installed on Android by simply copying them over to the device and running/installing them? I mean, it's not Android that doesn't support for-profit apps, it's just the android marketplace. And if my memory serves me, we've been buying apps directly from 3rd party sites for a long time now. :)