Oct 27 AT 9:28 AM Sean Riley 9 Comments

Paypal support should hit the Android Market later today

Late last night someone manning the PayPal Blog got a little overeager about the news that PayPal support was finally coming to the Android Market and hit that pesky little publish button before the official announcement could be made.

This doesn’t come as a great surprise, but it is an addition that will be extremely welcome to developers and users alike. Presumably this will bring into the paid app fold all 190 countries (that’s 156 more countries than are presently supported for those keeping track at home) that are able to use PayPal and with it all of those new customers.

You can view the announcement below or follow the source link to the cached version of the blog post which will presumably go live again later today as they specifically reference the announcement being made at their Innovate 2010 Conference which ends today.

Paid app support has been dogging Android as a significant problem for quite some time now so hopefully this will bring about the end of that talking point.

Obviously those of you that are in countries that don’t presently support paid apps will be more inclined to make a purchase now, but for those of you that were already in countries that supported paid apps does this make you any more likely to make a purchase?

Paypal support comes to the Android Market

Via: TechCrunch

Source: PayPal Blog

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website Doris Smith

    Woo! Finally I wont have to pay for all my apps in dollars and get a £1.50 charge from my bank anymore! :D

  • http://Website SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZoo

    Obviously those of you that are in countries that don’t presently support paid apps will be more inclined to make a purchase now, but for those of you that were already in countries that supported paid apps does this make you any more likely to make a purchase?

    As a user without a credit card I most definitely have to say: Hell yes!
    There are a lot of good quality apps in the market I’m willing to pay for, but being able to buy Android apps is (on it’s own) no justification for getting a credit card IMO.

    • http://Website anakin78z

      Hmn… I guess since I didn’t have a problem with setting up a google checkout account, this really makes no difference to me. I might try it out to see if it saves me the transaction charge for foreign currency.

  • themetatron

    i’ve been using my bank’s check/debit card for a year and a half and i’ve never understood the problem. besides, the paypal app requires you sign in each time it’s opened. with my check card, i just select the card, it goes through, done. we’ll see how paypal implements payments and if it is as easy as paying with the card.

  • http://Website Derek

    How would you guys like to loan me some money to my paypal and I won’t pay you back! ;D haha jk

  • Jaymoon

    Great that this helps a lot of people out (mostly outside the US), but for those of us with a debit/credit card, I guess another payment option couldn’t hurt right?

    I have my PayPal Debit card linked in my Google Checkout account, so essentially I’ve been using PayPal for my marketplace purchases for quite some time now. …but with a nice 1% cashback for using the card. Those pennies add up you know!

  • http://www.craftlass.com CraftLass

    As someone who sells through PayPal this is pretty cool. Google checkout is fine but I could see this as a great way to spend micropayments. :)

  • Sturoid

    I must say I am definitely more likely to get paid apps now. Even though I live in the UK Google still somehow does not wish to take my money. Very strange

  • http://Website beerbelly

    Yay!
    Since i’ve got no creditcard i’ll certainly buy more apps

  1. Doris SmithGuest 4 years ago

    Woo! Finally I wont have to pay for all my apps in dollars and get a £1.50 charge from my bank anymore! :D

  2. SquirrelWithAGunAtTheZooGuest 4 years ago

    Obviously those of you that are in countries that don’t presently support paid apps will be more inclined to make a purchase now, but for those of you that were already in countries that supported paid apps does this make you any more likely to make a purchase?

    As a user without a credit card I most definitely have to say: Hell yes!
    There are a lot of good quality apps in the market I’m willing to pay for, but being able to buy Android apps is (on it’s own) no justification for getting a credit card IMO.

    • anakin78zGuest 4 years ago

      Hmn… I guess since I didn’t have a problem with setting up a google checkout account, this really makes no difference to me. I might try it out to see if it saves me the transaction charge for foreign currency.

  3. i’ve been using my bank’s check/debit card for a year and a half and i’ve never understood the problem. besides, the paypal app requires you sign in each time it’s opened. with my check card, i just select the card, it goes through, done. we’ll see how paypal implements payments and if it is as easy as paying with the card.

  4. DerekGuest 4 years ago

    How would you guys like to loan me some money to my paypal and I won’t pay you back! ;D haha jk

  5. Great that this helps a lot of people out (mostly outside the US), but for those of us with a debit/credit card, I guess another payment option couldn’t hurt right?

    I have my PayPal Debit card linked in my Google Checkout account, so essentially I’ve been using PayPal for my marketplace purchases for quite some time now. …but with a nice 1% cashback for using the card. Those pennies add up you know!

  6. CraftLassGuest 4 years ago

    As someone who sells through PayPal this is pretty cool. Google checkout is fine but I could see this as a great way to spend micropayments. :)

  7. I must say I am definitely more likely to get paid apps now. Even though I live in the UK Google still somehow does not wish to take my money. Very strange

  8. beerbellyGuest 4 years ago

    Yay!
    Since i’ve got no creditcard i’ll certainly buy more apps