Yo UK! Paid Apps Tomorrow!

G1 owners in the UK might be complaining because they don’t have paid apps yet, but they don’t have a reason to complain. Not only because they get their devices for FREE on contract but because Paid Apps will start appearing on the Android Market TOMORROW in the UK!

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The news comes from a dedicated Android event in London discussing Android, its implications on the mobile industry and its partnership with T-Mobile. That’s when Richard Warmsley, T-Mobile UK Head of Internet and Entertainment broke the news:

“From tomorrow, UK customers will have paid apps on the phone, and there’ll be a wide selection of paid apps on the market”

Are you excited? I bet many of you will be drinking coffee and refreshing the market until you see the goods!

[AndroidPhone.org.uk via PocketGamer.biz]

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  • http://www.froogloid.com Froogloid

    Awesome!

  • Moscow

    Tea, dude. Sipping TEA and refreshing Market…

  • Rob Jackson

    @ Moscow – hahahhaha awesome correction. Whenever I’m working late at night and chatting with any of my friends from the UK I’ll always be like:

    “I need a coffee, brb” and they say, “Me too, getting some tea”

    I don’t know how I got that detail wrong. I LOLed. Thanks for the correction!

  • Alex

    Hrmm. Got my paid apps on this morning, but I need a CREDIT CARD to pay for them (I only have a UK debit card, which I’ve used very successfully many times before on Google Checkout).

    And the prices are in USD!

    Somewhat disappointing in my opinion.

  • http://www.froogloid.com Froogloid

    @alex ….I find it odd that google market won’t convert currency either. I guess there’s just too much volatility.

  • http://www.akpcep.com Alexander

    Not true – some prices are in GBP, I guess it depends on the developer. Also, I paid with a Visa Delta card (debit card) so it’s definitely possible.

    Pip pip, tally ho from the UK.

  • Alex

    Yes, I was looking in the market today and saw one app for £1 (Tetroid or whatever it’s called) which I was able to buy using the (Mestro) debit card already on my oogle Checkout account.

    But still, the vast majority of apps are in USD (probably just a side-effect of US devs, but as Froogloid said, why not convert?) and I can’t use Maestro to pay in USD for whatever reason.

    SLIGHTLY less disappointed, but still generally so. I can’t buy most of the apps I’d like.