07
Jan
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Egyptian Android users, the day you've been waiting for has finally arrived... assuming that you've been waiting to hand over some pounds to hard-working app developers. Google has updated its list of paid app territories to include Egypt, so open the Play Store and gorge yourself on ad-free indulgences.

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Previously Egyptian Android users could download apps from the Play Store, but only free titles. A long-standing petition at Change.org has called for access to paid apps, though there's no indication that the 54 signatures present spurred Google into action. Like most territories outside of the U.S. and western Europe, Egypt still does not have access to the wider Google Play Music, Google Play Movies, and Google Play Books libraries. Since delivering this content relies on licensing and not just infrastructure, it may be some time yet before the full Google Play lineup is made available. 

Google Play - Paid App Availability

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • MZaza

    Yes finally, it has been available for few weeks right now.

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

      They just updated the doc and added it (they may have before, but then took it down, or something, not sure why).

  • Kuromi Yamagishi

    Well let's see what the prices will be like.... I admit I didn't see that coming though (I do live in Egypt)

  • Mauro D’Amico

    still waiting for more than only paid apps here in switzerland... just saying

    • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

      Basically in majority of the world.

  • Thomas’

    in b4 "when will they add nogivesafuckistan?"

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

      Damnit, I was hoping to ask about nogivesafuckistan before someone said "in b4 "when will they add nogivesafuckistan?"".

      Fuck.

  • Alberto Hamade

    Why are nova launcher prime and root Explorer "installed"? Did you pirate them?

    • Thomas’

      -> Purchase --buying--> Purchased --install--> Installed

    • http://twitter.com/IamPeePay Tomáš Petrík

      "Installed" is when the app is installed in your device.
      "Purchased" is when you have purchased it and then uninstalled, so it is currently not present in your device, but your account remembers you have already paid for it, so you can just install it anytime.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I resent the accusation, Alberto. That hurts my feelings. Really, really hurts.

    • Alberto Hamade

      my bad, I should have realized what I was talking about. I am sorry for my false accusation.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Are you suggesting Change.org isn't changing the world?

    Oh screw it, I couldn't even type it without a smirk...

  • HardBass

    Is there any egptian here guys? :D i am :P

    • http://twitter.com/iboalali Ibrahim Yusuf

      I'm a jordanian :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1433093942 Hossam Mahmoud Abdul-ghani

      We're everywhere my friend

    • http://twitter.com/wanosoo Wanas

      Egypt rocks

  • HellG

    Finally -_-"

  • KarimMunir

    Well it's a great step from Google but nobody will even care about that here in Egypt. They need to launch an ad campaign with Vodafone and advertise the Nexus 4 and give us the ability to purchase directly from Vodafone. That would blow away all competition.

  • petersinnott

    Most countries in western Europe only have apps as well.

  • AhmedAlalfy

    Will try that today through Google Wallet and confirm

  • shehab

    what about if i want to sell an app from egypt is it possible or ?? :D

  • Mohammed

    I just want to know an easy way for Purchase from google play in egypt plz help

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