Mar 16 AT 11:38 AM Sean Riley 18 Comments

Welcome to the wonderful world of paid apps Canada!

Candians are finally welcome to spend their hard earned Loonies in the Android Market

Break out your finest syrup and an icy Molson cause paid apps have finally made their way to the Great White North. First the Olympics and now this, honestly Canada is just killing it so far this year.

We reported on the possibly imminent arrival of paid apps in Canada a couple weeks ago and Android and Me reader “G__” tipped us to the fact that they have gone live today. The aptly named Mobilesyrup has posted the video below documenting the process on their shiny new Samsung Galaxy Spica.

The ability to access the full Android Market is pivotal for users and developer’s alike so this is great news all around.

There appears to be some confusion as to why the Market shows the cost for apps in the developer’s currency rather than Canadian dollars, but that’s the way things work on my Droid as well so fear not intrepid Canadians you aren’t being discriminated against this is just one of the vagaries of the Android Market.

Some Telus users have been reporting no paid options showing up for them so if any Canadian readers care to chime in and let us know what they are seeing that would be awesome.

So what’s your first purchase going to be, eh? (Sorry I tried, but couldn’t resist)

Source: Mobile Syrup

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • MattDemers

    Sadly, on Telus (and my Milestone), I still don’t have paid apps.

    • Sean Riley

      Sorry to hear that; I’m following up with Telus to see if I can get a response and I’ll update if they have anything to say for themselves.

  • http://Website tony

    Using HTC MAgic with Rogers and paid apps are here!

  • http://Website Cole

    Yay! Yes the paid apps are in the market for Rogers. First purchase: Taskiller. Been using the free app for awhile and felt I should be supporting the developer. Can’t wait to find other useful apps that Canadians could only ogle from afar before.

  • http://Website Mark

    I have an unlocked Milestone(Not North American version) and im on the Fido network and I havent seen any paid apps on the Marketplace. Hoping I can soon.

    • http://Website Mark

      Just now I have FINALLY witnessed apps in Canada! woohoo! It’s been almost a day since others have reported seeing it, but now im part of that group!

      • Sean Riley

        Congrats, I’ll tick Fido off my list of carriers to harass.

  • http://StillnoItunesbeater frederik.rooms

    I just cannot believe why they are so slow in adding new countries. Canada is late but there is, again, no information for the Belgian market.

    I think they are underestimating some potential countries. Is that what developers want? less customers…

  • http://Website Kelly

    I’ve got a milestone through Telus and i got paid apps ;)

    • Sean Riley

      Interesting, how about the rest of you Telusites?

  • http://Website Kay

    My milestone is unlocked and rooted. Serviced by Rogers and I’m happy to say I’ve got paid apps!!!! Weee! Just eagerly awaiting the 2.1 upgrade with those awesome live wallpapers

    • Sean Riley

      You’re in good company waiting for that update Kay.

      Looks like Rogers just had a day or so jump on everyone else for some reason.

  • http://Website rob

    Im on TELUS (HTC HERO) and Im seeing Paid apps as well

  • http://Website Chicolaska

    Ive milestone on telus and its good for me.. i can download paids apps since noon.. dont know if we got them all tought?

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  • http://Website gaijin

    This still sucks.The battle is only half won. Canadian developers still can’t sell apps on the market. Which means the market won’t grow as fast.

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