Finally, Google Allows Nigeria To Buy Apps From Android Market
Google announced today that Nigerian app users will be able to purchase apps from the Android Market.
The idea is to increase consumer access and developer support for paid applications in 99 new countries – including 26 African countries such as Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.
According to Google, this latest expansion of the Android Market makes it possible for consumers from these newly supported countries to have access to over 200,000 free and paid apps in Android Market, which they can access directly from their Android-powered device.
That means more applications – including games, social, and productivity apps – for consumers and more selling opportunities for developers in more countries.
But Nigerian developers can’t sell their apps. At least not yet. Which begs the question: Is Google really interested in building an ecosystem of Android developers in Nigeria?
Google’s Android Market was launched to help developers distribute mobile applications on a level playing field for users to find and download apps, but if Nigeria can’t benefit from these opportunities, does it mean that Google can’t see an Android market in Nigeria?
Thanks to @bosahchude for the tip.
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