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New Paid App Market Countries Will Need an Updated Android Market

We broke the news on this a couple of hours ago, but the Android team has now made it official.  To all new countries that have been granted paid app support, users will need to have the latest version of the market which as the shot above shows, allows for auto-updating.   The update will be a silent install and users won’t be prompted…

For users to make a purchase of paid apps in these countries, they must have the latest Android Market client, which we have started to make available as a self-update and should reach all users within the next few days. This is a silent update; users will not see a notification and will not be prompted to do anything. If you want to accelerate the self-update process, launch Android Market, navigate back to the Home screen, and after 5-10 minutes, relaunch it. For more details, please refer to the Help Center.

So there you have it, Android 2.1 can run the new Market.

Via:  Android Developers

  • Marco Hk


    The android market in hong kong now officaly has Paid appss…it just came out a couple of hours ago… Everyone connected to a wifinetwork last night got the silent update! Noq all devices have paid apps!

    • Gbjack

      What happen to app bought outside Market? Like QuickOffice does not seems to register, it is asking me to buy again.

  • demoltionman427

    ok so i saw that there is a little 3g icon in the notification bar that has the little green scale, how do you get this

    • Craym87

      It's an app called 3g watchdog. Monitors your data usage.

  • Not first!

    Kellex, let's get the ugly out in the open. What do our Droid Life Community folks think about Snapple bringing their Iclone to VW? It's the elephant in the room and you guys haven't really touched it. I know this is a “Android” forum, but I want to see what people think of this.

    What do I think? I am absolutely ecstatic! I think this is only going to make this pony race better. Android devices are going to finally come head to head with the beast. Time to kick it into high gear and kick the snot out of them. I want a device so good that when the Iclone launches with VZW, it will be outcast as bad as the Palm Pre. I want to see a fleet of Droids with forward facing cameras, 1080p video, free tethering, 4G, self defence weapons, you name it! I want it bad! Snapple's move to VZW could not have come at a better time.Moto and HTC are becoming a little stagnant for me and I want to see something revolutionary. They keep raising the bar, but I want it launched into outer space. Althogh Snapple is touting a CDMA device, I would not be surprised to see a 4g device within the next year. Even more excuse to get the Android community built up and ready for a revolution.

    • Michael_NM

      Since you've gone off-topic (I do it all the time… I'm not complaining, just saying). I have an off-topic question. How do I get auto-update to actually uhm… auto update. I have many apps set to do so, but they're not. A little help please…

      Now to your comment, I'll repeat what I said earlier about that ugly elephant you mentioned:

      1. Fapple and VZ are both control freaks, this should be an interesting match.
      2. iPhon't users are notorious for being data hogs. Tiered data pricing will likely be made worse because of this.
      3. This will be a great head- to- head battle for Android and fapple.
      4. Ultimately, I say bring it on fapple! My Droid Life is not threatened.

    • what are you talking about? theres a whole topic here! http://www.droid-life.com/2010/10/07/thursday-poll-thoughts-on-latest-ihone-to-verizon-talk/

      we been talking about it dude! your soooo late!

      • Michael_NM

        You're a funny guy Devin, but I hereby dislike your dislike button. 😛

        • But I like his dislike button! Does that mean that I dislike your dislike of his dislike button? 😉

          • Michael_NM

            For some reason, I like your dislike of my dislike for his dislike button. Maybe it's because I consider myself a well-born Michael. 🙂

          • lol

      • PAKmann2k

        Ok, epic fail on my part!!!!!! You see, this is the first time, I used my PC on this site instead of my phone on mobile mode, and I completely made an A$$ of myself.

        For anyone reading this, please post your comments in the appropriate topic and just ignore me. So lame, I am on this site 24/7 and I missed that posting.

  • Stevaroo01

    Glad to see it! Imo it should have been this way all along. On the other hand, I guess that's why they have updates and new versions.

  • Berelowitz Adam

    two first 1 day