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Last month Google announced that they would remove Argentina from the list of regions supporting paid Android apps in the Google Play Store. The company cited "ongoing issues," likely having to do with rapidly increasing inflation and other economic problems in the country. Google had planned to remove all paid apps and IAP apps from Argentinian developers tomorrow, June 27th. Now the company has reversed its decision, and though they haven't said why, presumably it follows the outcry from the Argentinian developer community.

Update for Google Play developers in Argentina

June 26th, 2013

Last month, we announced that we planned to discontinue support for the sales of paid apps from developers registered in Argentina as of June 27th.

For the time being, we have decided to continue allowing developers registered in Argentina to offer paid apps and collect payments on Google Play as we explore more permanent solutions.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we will publish updates when we have more to report.

So, Argentinian developers don't need to seek out-of-country solutions, and they don't need to create new AdSense or Google Wallet accounts. Previously Google had planned a final payout on July 22nd, but now it looks like things will continue more or less as normal. Details from Google are decidedly scarce at the moment, but the post says that new information is coming.

Argentinian developers aren't out of the woods - note the use of the phrase "for the time being" - but those who rely on the Google Play Store for income won't have any nasty gaps in their revenue stream for the foreseeable future.

¡Viva los desarrolladores, viva la Tienda de Google Jugar!

Source: Google Android Developer Support

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.
  • David

    You pay for the government you keep.

    • Argentino

      Oh sorry, because your government it's perfect and works day and night for the people. Please shut up.

  • ash71ish

    Welldone google.

  • Pablo Nocetti

    viva la Tienda de Google Jugar!??? that's an awful translation, it'd be better something like "viva la Tienda de Google!" there's no need to translate the Play part, or skip it altogether. Good news for aregentinian developers. Viva la patria grande!

    • Robert G. Ingersoll

      Isn't "Viva.. whatever..." more like a saying from other countries? I don't know, it sounds so Mexican to me...

      • Xeneize480

        Viva = Long Live.. and Spanish is not mexican and we don't say english sounds so South Africa.

        • wdgw

          Pardon him, he's American.

        • Robert G. Ingersoll

          Plot twist: soy Argento

          Por eso chabon. No te parece que "viva el diego" ponele, no suena poco Argento?

          Nosé, esperaría mas un" Aguante" o "Dale, Dale".

          • Juan

            Puede ser, pero tampoco es que nunca lo usemos. El "viva la patria" se USA mucho

    • Xeneize480

      Creó que utilizó Google Translate jajaja

    • http://twitter.com/Rodrigost23 Rodrigo Tavares

      Haha, I think it was on purpose.

  • Mskina

    ¡Vivan los desarrolladores! ¡Viva la Google Play Store!

  • Alan Shearer

    This is all thanks to the fucking president we have, hopefully she is kicked out asap, she is making this country go down the toilet faster than yesterdays asado!

  • D’Argentine

    Please, besides any political inclines, be a little more informed before just blaming everything to the government...

    "... Google probably won’t say so, but the issue actually has very little to do with money. Google isn’t incurring extra financial costs, tariffs or charges for doing business with Argentines. Instead, this is a logistics problem: Google simply doesn’t want to put up with all the paperwork required to transact with Argentine banks. ..."

    Keep reading at: http://qz.com/89101/why-google-is-saying-adios-to-some-of-its-most-ardent-app-developers/

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