July 31, 2014

More Payment Options for the Android Market

In a short post on the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Tim Bray mentions that the Android team is working on “introducing new payment options” for the Android Market. Based on the portions of the Developer Agreement that are changing, it sounds like the change will involve a wider roll out of carrier billing as an option when we purchase apps.

Currently, T-Mobile USA is the only carrier that lets its customers put app charges on their monthly phone bill. I’m sure having that option would be a welcome change for other carriers’ customers, especially those who dislike or can’t use Google Checkout.

Given that the Developer Agreement changes take effect in 30 days, our guess is that the changes are at least a month out.