I’m not really if Google announced this already and I missed the announcement. But it seems that Android phone users in the Philippines can now purchase paid Android apps. I discovered this while searching for an Android app from the Android Market website. I noticed that the price for the app that I was looking for was priced in Philippine peso. And so I tried purchasing the app and indeed I was able to purchase it and my credit card was charged in Philippine peso.
I also checked the Android Market using my Nexus One. I made sure that I closed the Market Enabler app and true enough, the paid apps are now appearing on the Android Market. But the currency is still in dollars though. Still, the buy button is activated, meaning you can purchase the paid apps now.
Cool, right? I’m pretty sure Google has not announced about this. But anyway, there you go folks. If you’ve been wanting to purchase those cool paid apps from the Android Market, you can do so now. If this is available in other countries which were not previously covered, I’m pretty sure this will impact on the market share of Android apps in the next round of statistical reports to be published by different mobile analysts.
Update: This post was not mean to mislead anyone. I was just sharing an experience I had with the Android Market. The Market Enabler app might have caused the paid apps to show up on my phone’s Android Market app but what baffles me still is how come I can get paid apps from the Android Market website? Your thoughts?