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Full Android Market coming to SA

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The full Android Market, including paid-for applications, is coming to SA and 98 other markets around the world, Google announced at its I/O conference in the US last night.

The market will be available in 26 African countries, including SA, from today, according to Google.

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Android is Google’s mobile operating system. The Android Market is a direct rival to Apple’s App Store. Unlike the Apple store, the Android Market will also offer game downloads to SA consumers.

Africans countries to get the full Android Market include SA, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

“Consumers from these newly supported countries will have access to over 200 000 free and paid apps in Android Market, which they can access directly from their Android-powered devices,” according to a Google statement.  — Staff reporter, TechCentral


  1. Is there any news in the market on when Apple will start doing the same????

  2. Yes, paid market has arrived, but halve the apps that’s available in the US does not show up.

    Hopefully it’s only temporary.

  3. OK now when will one of the main selling points of Android arrive here? We still cannot get Google Maps Navigation…