Google has revealed it will launch its own paid apps shop for Android-based shops in 18 additional countries, including Brazil, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Israel, India and Mexico, ZD Net reported.The search engine giant said developers from 20 additional countries (such as Finland, Argentina, Ireland, Denmark) could sell their apps on the Android Market as well.
"Since we launched Android and Android Market, we have seen the population of Android users and devices expand into many countries," Google stated in a blog post. "This widespread adoption has brought with it growing interest in Android Market's support for the buying and selling of paid applications in these additional countries."
According to CNet, users in these newer countries were able to start purchasing apps "over the next two weeks," Google added. Google also said that the list of countries with the Android Market will be expanded over the upcoming months.
Android Market currently has apps like TIME magazine, The New York Times, Kindle for Android, People Celeb News, Facebook for Android and Twitter. PC Mag explained that not only have piracy apps been discovered in the store but that researchers have expressed concern over the firm's use of personal data, saying that users lack visibility.