Android Market paid apps for Indian Mobile phones is finally here – Google had announced last week that it will be enabling paid apps for 29 countries including India.
Today morning, I was pleasantly surprised when my Samsung Galaxy Spica started showing paid apps on Android Market. I am sure that in next few weeks I will have number of paid apps. One of the good things about paid apps is that pricing is not really different from US or UK Markets. Most apps are between Rs. 50 to Rs. 200 – and some of the apps are really worth the price.
As expected, Android Market paid apps uses Google Checkout platform. However, there are couple of interesting aspects to paid apps in India. Although, in the market all apps show pricing in rupees, they are mere conversion of either the Dollar or Pound rate of that app.
On the final buying screen, it actually shows the dollar and pound pricing for the app. One can safely assume that Google has put a exchange rate engine in middle which coverts the prices and shows in Android Market.
There is another interesting aspect – Once you have bought the app, you can actually uninstall and ask for refund. See the last screen.
Android Paid App buying Process in India
So there you have it – Much awaited Android Apps are here – Go spend some money now and if you don’t like it, just uninstall and get the refund…nice !