Paid apps are all the rage in Android Market right now (hopefully you have them) and we thought it'd be a good idea to show you how the paid application system works. In short, it's pretty much exactly like the free app process with an added step of the Google Checkout screen.

Using Google Checkout is the obvious solution for handling paid applications in Android because many Gmail accounts are already tied into the Google Checkout and the G1 so it links up pretty easily. A confirmation e-mail is sent to you immediately when you purchase the paid app for filing purposes.

One gripe about the system is that Android Market definitely needs a sort option to separate paid apps from free apps, we think it'd make the user experience a lot better. As our astute readers have pointed out, clicking the menu button would allow you different sort options. Genius! Those who have purchased paid apps via Android Market already, what do you guys think?