Google Android Market Goes Paid In Canada

Right now the Google Android Market is available in 25 countries. In each of these countries free apps are available, but the support for paid applications was limited to 11 countries. Last Tuesday Google added support for paid apps in Canada, bringing the number of countries with paid content to 12.

Since the availability of paid apps for Canadian consumers, these are the most popular paid Applications and Games in Canada:

Most popular paid content in Android Market Canada (2010-03-16 to 2010-03-18)

Most popular paid content in Android Market Canada

Note: in Android Market prices are displayed in the seller’s home currency.

The availability of paid apps in Canada does not mean that Canadian Android developers can already sell their apps in Android Market. Right now, developers from these countries can sell paid content in Android Market:

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

You can visit the Android Market support pages for more information. We expect Google to announce support for selling paid apps from more developer countries, including Canada, soon.

Vincent Hoogsteder