Today Google announced that Android Market will increase consumer access and developer support for paid applications in several new countries, including Malaysia. From today, consumers from 99 new countries will be able to purchase apps from Android Market. This latest expansion of Android Market means more applications -- including games, social, and productivity apps -- for consumers.
From today, the number of countries where Android users can purchase priced apps will increase to 131 including the addition of Malaysia. Consumers from these newly supported countries will have access to over 200,000 free and paid apps in Android Market, which they can access directly from their Android-powered device. Apps will be priced in US Dollars, and can be bought through Google Checkout, which supports local Mastercard and Visa credit cards.
Android Market was launched to help developers distribute mobile applications on a level playing field, while enabling users to find and download apps which leverage the unique capabilities of the Android platform. Today, we’re pleased to announce the expansion of Android Market’s offerings in these additional countries to deliver more apps for more people.
Apart from Malaysia, Android Market was also made available in Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador, Greece and Iceland, among others.