Ireland gets paid Android apps for the first time

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In a post on the Android Developers blog, Eric Chu, Android Developer Ecosystem manager, announced the support for buying and selling Android apps in Ireland.

Chu announced 20 additional countries now given the ability to allow their developers sell apps on the Android Market, bringing the total number of seller countries to 29. They are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Over the next two weeks 18 additional countries will be allowed to purchase apps on the Android Market. They are Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan. This will bring the total number of buyer countries to 32.

Chu hinted at more countries being added to this growing list in the near future: “Among other initiatives, we look forward to bringing the Android Market paid apps ecosystem to even more countries in the coming months”.

Google knows that to keep Android momentum rising it must build a market place that will rival Apple’s App Store. Do you use an Android handset? Let us know in the comments.


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