Google announced in May that they were going to remove Argentina from the list of regions supporting paid apps in the Google Play Store, but they then issued a temporary reversal in June. Now Google has come up with a permanent solution for those who rely on app sales as a source of revenue. Argentinian developers can continue to offer paid apps on Google Play by receiving wire transfer payments through Google Wallet. Typically developers receive money via Google AdSense, and those in other countries will continue to do so.


For anyone affected by this change, Google has provided these simple steps to ensure that your payments are not interrupted:

  • Login to your Google Wallet Merchant Center
  • Click the Settings tab
  • Then click Financials
  • Enter your bank account information
  • Developers need to follow these instructions even if you have already provided this information in your linked AdSense accounts. Anyone currently eligible for payout will receive the money at the next regularly scheduled time. It will be the last you receive in this manner, and transitioning to Google Wallet will be necessary for future payouts.

    Source: Google

    Bertel King, Jr.
    Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

    • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

      Still waiting for Middle East countries to be added. They should make it worldwide.

      • yahyoh

        Google seems just don't care about Middle East ( we only got paid apps here in Saudi arabia since 4 months and Saudi arabia is one of biggest markets in asia and middle east . and still no music ,books , music , store cards) if they will still like this i think i'm going to move to other system that respect the customers

        • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

          It's not that they don't want to, it's just that they can't. Be it country regulations or licensing that needs to be created. Believe me, Google would love to open markets in more countries

          • Kaero

            More markets = more customers = more money.

            Google+Money= More awesome products and services :)

          • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

            It's not that tough for a company like Google.

            • s_bomb

              See: China.

            • ProductFRED

              There are these things called laws. Not sure if you've heard of them.

          • yahyoh

            they want but not really
            if Apple can give all the store features ( here in Saudi arabia u can find itunes store card every where BTW ) for the Middle East customers and developers why Google can't ??

            • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

              I bet it must have taken Apple a long time to get to the point where they are right now. The Play store is just a few years old or so and they haven't had as much time to get as many places as Apple has, but they will get up there. Just be a bit patient.

            • Adnoxaei

              Apple has a different system than Google. Apple approves each and every app individually, so it can be limited by region specific guidelines to adhere to local censorship laws. Google lets everything go up instantly and then reviews things that get reports later, so it would be breaking the law in many countries by not reviewing each app. They need to create better systems of filtering and review to conform to more restrictive nations. The expense of modifying how they operate must be higher than potential profits in those regions.

              The issue also bring up some some moral issues for Google. They protested the broad censorship of Google Search results by the Chinese govt to the point of leaving the nation. Following the same moral code would prevent them from heavily censoring Google Play, so the Play store can not operate in China. Apple agrees with the censors. Google (sometimes) fights the censors. This causes issues.

          • Balls

            What a load of bull. Many of Google's rivals have rolled out similar services earlier. iTunes is available in the Middle East and so many other countries that the Play Store is not. The same goes for BlackBerry World, Nokia Ovi Store and even the damn Windows Store. The laws are different for Google?

            I suggest you stop pretending you know more about the laws of countries, than the people who actually live in those countries. And what kind of retards hit an agree button, when they dont even know what they're talking about.