Last week, Google announced that over the next 2 weeks, support for purchasing paid apps was coming to 18 more countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan.

This morning, reports are trickling in that the switch has been indeed flipped, at least in some of these countries. So far, we've been able to confirm Sweden, Denmark, and India. Tightly coupled with today's rollout is a Market update that converts all application prices to buyers' native currencies.

In case you were wondering why the Danish and Swedish currencies are the same, I did some research and found out that "ca." means "approximately," and both Swedish and Danish currencies are shortened as "kr" - Swedish krona and Danish kroner or krone.

Update: According to SwiftKey, paid Market support reached all countries listed except for Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and possibly Singapore.



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Are paid apps available in a your country that we haven't been able to confirm yet? Drop a line in the comments to let everyone know.

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  • http://www.nasatrainedmonkeys.com/ Macarse

    This is also possible in Argentina:

  • lazz

    ...and norway. Never forget norway.

  • Guiba

    Brazil too! We finally have paid apps!

  • http://androidpolice.com brian

    No sign in Ireland.

  • http://android.hubalek.net Tom

    Works in Czech Republic too.

  • http://tech.shantanugoel.com/ Shantanu

    There is another update in today's switch. Even users prior to Froyo get the "Update All" functionality now :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice! Noted.

  • Mark

    danish currency is Kroner .. wich means crowns... crown plural :)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Ah, sorry, krona vs krone or kroner, the difference is there.

  • l0rd4gu1

    Works in México too!!

  • Leonid

    Works in Israel!

  • VeXoR

    Belgium paid apps available! :d