One of the biggest complaints about the Android Market comes from other countries that do not have access to paid applications. Google currently supports paid apps in 11 countries (vs 77 for Apple App Store), but they could be expanding soon.
A new report out of the Montreal Gazette says Google could be making an announcement about paid apps next week.
“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.”Wendy RozelukGoogle Canada
Another interesting bit from the article is the first hint of ADC3 (Android Developers Challenge). The Gazette reports that Canadian developers will still not be able to participate in Google’s upcoming challenge because of contest rules in Quebec. Actually according to the story, Canadians will be able to take part in Google’s upcoming contest, just not those that reside in Quebec because of the lottery laws in place there. (Thanks for the correction.)