In an Email from Google’s Eric Chu, Developer’s learned that they can now target new countries with their applications in the Android Market:
I’m writing to let you know that Android Market will become available to
users in Germany, Austria, , Netherlands, and in the
coming weeks. You can now target these countries for your application(s)
via the publisher website at market.android.com/publish. As we add support
for additional countries, we will send out subsequent notifications to
you. Note that your apps will not become available in these new countries
unless you specifically select them in the publisher website.
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to continue working with you
on Android Market.
That’s not to say that people in these areas necessarily have access to Android Phones… just that developers can start targeting these areas immediately. That way when Android Market becomes available to these consumers, they have a nice little catalog market of apps to choose from.
I wonder if they’ll also need to choose other targeting metrics like screen size, hardware specs, etc… once the market has dozens of Android Phones. Time will tell, for now will keep an eye on the geographics.
[Via My Email Inbox]