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Android Market Now Shows App Prices in Local Currencies

Long gone are the days when you need to Google or guess the price of an app that might show in the market as 900 Yen or 2 Euros.  The Android team has made a slight tweak to market prices, showing them in your local currency.  As you can see from the screenshot above, an estimated or approximated price is listed rather than some random currency you have zero understanding of.  Man, it’s about time.  And thank you team Android.

Cheers Michael!

  • Guest

    wish I could get android market to display in a particular currency

  • Marloes

    Very nice, but my phone gets confused… It thinks I’m in Sweden :S Anyone know how to change this?? Thanks!

  • Marloes

    Very nice, but my phone gets confused… It thinks I’m in Sweden :S Anyone know how to change this?? Thanks!

  • Mellomoto

    Good to see they are making improvments to the market. They already had this feature though, it was on the purchase screen before.

  • Nemesis099

    No can they add PayPal support?? I don't typically use PayPal but I find it easier to use the extra funds I have in that account to purchase an app then charge 99 cents to my credit card.

    • AT

      Yes! PayPal would be nice. When will Amazon be on-line with their App store?

    • jeesung

      might be convenient for some, but makes no sense for them. why pay Interchange fees to PayPal when they have their own payment service?

  • My $ amounts are more then your dollar amounts for the same app. I'm in the US. For example, PicSay Pro is $4.14 , Vignette is $3.96, Shazam Encore is $4.76. WTF.

    • JTE

      they change depending on the exchange rate. I'd say yours are pretty close to his.

  • Bloody brilliant!

  • InvaderDJ

    I'm glad. This is one thing that slightly confused me when I got my first Android phone and it just looks sketchy. Changing the prices to local currency improves the implied quality of the Android Market overall.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I wondered what that was last night, kind of figured it must be something like “approximately”

  • Rsenist1

    how do i make my market look like that?

    • via custom ROM i believe…u have to be rooted of course.

  • Br_d

    Thank goodness. I was down to my last million yen!

  • Finally! It wasn't really too much of a hassle before anyway since most things are fairly cheap, but I'm glad they finally fixed this.

  • Michael_NM

    Cheers to you too Dr. Droid! 🙂

  • Jonbo298

    The one question I have now, will Google charge you the US Dollar amount now or still charge you 900 yen for example? Mostly because my bank (and very likely most out there) charge a fee for currency conversion so it would be a huge/welcome change if Google handled the 'conversion' now.

    • cdick133

      I think it looks like they're charging the 900 yen, and that's why the prices are listed as approximate (~). I could be wrong though.

  • It's about time! God bless Mmmmmerica!!! Yee-haw!

    • Paper-Cut

      Hey Tim,

      Could you maybe talk to Kellex about posting what rom/theme he's running whenever he posts stories like this? It's a pain to have to ask everytime. Thanks.

      • He's running the Invernito on his DroidX

        😛 I'll see what I can do!

        • Gabe

          heidy-ho, tim!

          • Gabe

            too cheesy…

  • john


  • top o' the mornin'

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