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Last Updated: October 5th, 2010

A guest post by Eric Chu just went live over at the Android Developers blog, officially announcing the expansion of the Android market to 20 new countries. While we can't exactly say we didn't see this coming (and have an idea what countries it was coming to), it's nice to see nonetheless. It looks like Distimo's estimation was pretty dead-on, too: 11 of the 13 countries they listed are confirmed by Mr. Chu's post. The full list:

Support for paid application sales is now expanded to developers in 29 countries, with today’s additions of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

They're also expanding support for customers to purchase apps in 18 more countries, to a total of 32, sometime in the next few weeks:

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. No action is necessary if you have targeted your paid apps to be available to “All Locations” and would like to launch in these additional countries.

Very cool - be sure to hit up the source link for the full post.

[Source: Android Developers blog]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • sam

    Distimo was not completely accurate. It seems South Korea is in, South Africa is out. Unless one was a typo?

    Are there any African countries with access to the paid market?

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Right you are, sir. Corrected the article, thank you very much!

      • sam

        You're welcome.
        Too bad it does not mend my broken heart. :)

  • http://www.lokaltrafik.info/ john

    This is great news, and very appreciated for both users and developers.

  • faugusztin

    "Distimo’s estimation was pretty dead-on, too: 12 of the 13 countries they listed are confirmed by Mr. Chu’s post"

    Considering i live exactly in the one country left out from his list (Slovakia), the news from Google made me actually sad. Oh well, back to rooting & MarketEnabler :(.

    • sam

      No sir. That makes it 11 out of 13. As I mentioned above, he mentioned south Africa. We also don't have access to the paid market yet.

      I'm too lazy to check up the other 11.,)

    • sam

      No sir. That makes it 11 out of 13. As I mentioned above, he mentioned south Africa. We also don't have access to the paid market yet.

      I'm too lazy to check up the other 11. >_>

    • Rori

      I'm from Slovakia too and I wonder what is difference between us and Czech Republic? Do I bought cheaper phone here to receive less support or what?

      I'm very very sad :(

  • http://elitecore.com Dhaval Yoganandi

    I can't see paid apps in market.. I am located in india.. :(

  • Leonid

    24 hours later, Israel -- no paid apps...

    • Leonid

      _no_ paid apps, it is

  • luc’as

    Wow, it's coming to Poland :-D And as I can see, there are still no paid apps on Market right now. Maybe I should check a little bit later? I'm on my Samsung i5700 Spica/Portal running at official ROM 2.1.

  • Dan117

    What about Romania?

    • Discrimanted_Romanian

      Romania dosen't exist. We heared some rumors about such a country, but all of our resarch showed that a place like that is not conceivable in modern human society... We strongly advice you to stay away from places like that!

    • Discrimanted_Romanian

      Romania dosen’t exist. We heard some rumors about such a country, but all of our resarch showed that a place like that is not conceivable in modern human society… We strongly advise you to stay away from places like that!

  • J Doe

    new market sucks.