November 21, 2014

Rumours Say Canada May Have Paid Apps Soon

Android is nothing new in Canada and while we don’t have a very large selection of different handsets, the average person would be able to tell you what it is. We may be quite excited about Android and it’s edgy approach to the mobile scene, but now we want more!

Most people have been content with free apps, but for those who have explored the reaches of Android will know that there is a whole other wonderful world of paid apps available to many others. Rumors have come from the Montreal Gazette and we have pulled conclusions that we could possibly see paid apps in the Canadian Android Market as soon as next week! Google Canada Spokesperson Wendy Rozeluk is quoted as saying,

“There are many factors that come into play to make sure the selling and purchasing processes run smoothly. It takes time to bring support to more countries, which is something we are working hard to do”.

The latter is quite true as mistakes could cost Android big, being it is technically the new guy on campus. Also, the Montreal Gazette goes on to say, “She said Google is working on the problem and hopes to make an announcement next week.”

This would have many good outcomes including developer profits and willingness to develop for Android. In the end we have to remember that the market is a business and business thrives with more customers! I’m excited are you?

  • TareX

    What?!! Canada hasn't had this option all this time? I'm in Canada, and if I had an Android phone, I would have rooted it and installed cracked apps for free on the internet. They are driving people towards piracy, then complain about it.

  • shab

    Let's hope that means that other parts of the world could be closer to a solution for paid apps as well.

  • Casper

    Hope the Scandinavian counters will receive some attention too.

  • Rene

    Market is only the Google source for paid apps. Both http://slideme.org/about and http://andappstore.com/AndroidApplications/about…. offer paid Android apps.

    No reason to use cracked apps because Google Market aint offering.

    • G__

      I am from Canada an I use slideme.org but the content is out of date a bit…

  • Ratnok

    It is a travesty that Canada hasn’t had a true Android Market (markets facilitate trade) for more than a year now. This is WAY overdue and another form of Android’s fragmentation. At least this issue looks to be resolved.

  • Slider

    When is this coming to Belgium…do you have any idea ?

  • G__

    I can not wate! Its been like a year since i got my Android and I still am wateing for payed apps. (aside from the few i got from slideme.org.

  • Alz

    How did Apple manage to bring their App store to so many different countries so quickly? Why is it taking Google so long? It makes little sense to me.

  • Kyle

    i got my telus moto milestone the first day it was in stock (note: in stock not released) and i knew this but i found slideme though they dont have much its very helpful but i cant wait for this!

  • Joe

    Well It's next week, and still nothing…

  • blah

    I love it how people always say: "Whats the big deal? Just root your phone ..". Its the principle. You shouldn't have to do something illegal just to get paid apps.

    • EternalSeptember

      Since when did large corporate entities have principles?

  • hal9000

    And since when is rooting an android phone illegal?

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    thaks for your sharing. great post!

  • http://www.grainflaker.com/ Grain Flaker

    We may be quite excited about Android and it’s edgy approach to the mobile scene, but now we want more! Hence, rumours about paid Apps is soon to be realized. thanks.

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