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Google expands Android's reach, accepting paid apps from 20 more countries, selling to 18 more

Tim Stevens
October 1, 2010
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Android may be climbing the charts when it comes to market share, and the Market may be quickly approaching the 100,000 apps mark, but the whole thing is hardly a global proposition. As of earlier this week, paid apps were able to be purchased in just 14 countries, submitted by developers of just nine nationalities. That changes now, with Google adding 20 countries to its list of approved submitters, meaning developers living in 29 nations are eligible to submit paid apps to the Market. Over the next two weeks the purchasing of those apps will be flipped on for users in 18 countries, 32 in all that will have the "buy" button enabled -- music to the ears of Java app developers everywhere. Which flags are newly embracing app capitalism? We have the lists waiting for you below.

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Here are the 20 new countries that are now allowed to sell apps:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
And, here are the 18 new countries that will soon be able to buy them:
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan






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