Developers will only have to wait until October 27th to begin offering their FREE Android applications through the Android Market found on the brand new T-Mobile G1. After paying a $25 one-time-fee, the application will be offered on the market with no other restrictions. However, paid applications is a different story.
A recent Android Developer’s Blog post is showing that PAID Android Applications won’t be coming to the T-Mobile G1 (or any Android Handset) until early first quarter in 2009. That means a few things:
- Assuming you’re paying for apps because they are of superior quality, some of the best Android applications won’t be available until next year
- All Android Applications on the market will be free for the next 3 months
- 3rd party platforms such as Handango and MobiHand will be offering paid applications in the VERY near future and will have a head start on the actual market in terms of paid applications. But will they be rendered useless once the REAL market allows for paid apps?
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[Via Android Developer's Blog]