The selection of apps and games on Android Market is a little thin at the moment, almost as though developers were waiting for some kind of announcement or other…
…and we are off. In the next couple of months (“Q1 2009″ in marketese) developers will be able to charge actual money for apps on Android Market, rather than giving them away for free.
You can already hand over money for Android apps – unlike the iPhone you dont have to go through a central store to install new stuff – but until now the ‘official’ shop front has only offered free downloads.
Developers can set the price of their apps and will receive 70% of the revenue – the remainder going to cover server hosting costs. Google say that they do not intend to make a profit from apps distributed via the Market.