Android Market is now enabled for Indian Android lovers to purchase paid apps.
In addition, the Android Market is expanded for developers from 20 more countries (total 29 now) to sell paid apps.
The list of countries include India, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Russia and Singapore. The service uses Google Checkout for payments.
Since we launched Android and Android Market, we have seen the population of Android users and devices expand into many countries. This widespread adoption has brought with it growing interest in Android Market’s support for the buying and selling of paid applications in these additional countries.
We have been hard at work on this and it is my pleasure to announce that effective today, developers from 20 more countries can now sell paid apps on Android Market.
Additionally, over the next 2 weeks, users in 18 additional countries will be able to purchase paid apps from Android Market.
In addition, Android Market users from 32 countries will be able to buy apps, with the addition of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.
We remain committed to continuing to improve the buyer and seller experiences on Android Market. Among other initiatives, we look forward to bringing the Android Market paid apps ecosystem to even more countries in the coming months. Please stay tuned. [android developers’ blog]