Google just dropped word to developers that paid apps are on their way to 14 more markets. It didn't specify which nations will be getting them, but we do know that paid apps have been in testing in India.

Getting paid app markets to the rest of the world has been a pretty big hurdle for Android, and it's good to see the market's finally opening up. Expect word on which nations will be added in the coming weeks. Full text of the e-mail is after the break.


We're writing to inform you about some changes to Android Market that require your attention.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be adding paid apps support for additional countries.  If you have selected to publish your paid apps to all locations and intend to support all new locations as we expand the number of supported countries for paid apps, you don’t have to do anything.  If you have selected to publish your paid apps to all locations but intend to only target the currently supported 14 countries, please update your location selections to target these specific countries.

Please look for follow-up emails when we introduce paid apps support for specific additional countries in the coming weeks.  At that time, you’ll have the option to target these specific countries.

Thanks, and we look forward to continue working with you on Android

The Android Market Team

Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA  94043


Reader comments

Paid apps coming to more nations, Google tells developers


TBH I even stopped aknowledging that my country doen't have paid apps. I just keep Market Enabler set to T-Mo US all the time.
Even with paid app support, some apps are only available on US market, so I'll probably continue to use ME no matter if my country gets added or not.

In other words this piece of news is worthless to me.

We need full access to Android market here in the U.A.E, slide me isn't that useful, middle eastern countries like Qatar, Bahrain and even Kuwait has got access to Android market.