Android Market Paid App Updates Scheduled For 2009 Q1

“In an email circulated to registered members of the Android Market, details of future Android Market updates are revealed along with their deployment schedule which is due to start in the 1st quarter of 2009.Google’s Eric Chu confirms in the email that the paid applications rollout will take place in stages. First starting with the US and Europe in early 2009 followed by further expansion into Europe later in the year.Other Android Market features will include the ability for developers to target their applications for specific regions.

In mid-January, we will update the Android Market publisher website to enable
country targeting. Please start thinking about which countries you want to
target and begin preparing your products accordingly (e.g.,
localization). Note that your apps will not become available in these new
countries unless you specifically select them in the publisher website,
after we update it.Additionally, I would like to confirm that Android Market will support
priced applications starting early Q1 2009, as we’d originally stated last
fall. Given the country-by-country work required to set up payment support
for developers in different countries, we will enable priced app support
in Q1 for developers operating in these countries in the following order:
(1) United States and UK; (2) Germany, Austria and Netherlands; (3)
France, Italy and Spain. By the end of Q1 2009, we will announce support
for developers operating in additional countries.” Read more here: