Breaking: Paid apps go live on Indian Android Market (first-hand experience)

5 Oct

Android smartphone users in India have a reason to celebrate – paid apps have just appeared in the Android Market! We just bought our first paid app and it is a seamless process. Go to Android Market, click on apps and it will offer a choice to choose from top paid, top free and ‘just in’ apps. On hitting paid apps, it shows apps and their prices in Indian Rupees.



Registration for Google Checkout takes less than a minute and only involves entering your credit card details (you are already logged in to your Gmail account, remember?). Nope, carrier billing is not supported and we do not expect it to happen any time soon, at least in India.



Once verified (another 30 seconds), you can buy apps. One glitch that we saw was we were charged in US Dollars, while we were shown prices in Indian Rupees. However, the best thing about the whole process is you can get a refund if you choose to within 24 hours of downloading an app for the first time. Something that other too should implement.



Well, that’s the news for the moment. Now, we gotta get back to burn some more money and download more apps.

2 Responses to “Breaking: Paid apps go live on Indian Android Market (first-hand experience)”

  1. Thakur October 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm #

    thanks for sharing

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