Android fans will soon be able to pay for apps using Paypal, it has been claimed, offering consumers another payment option when stocking up on games, diversion and practical applications.
According to sources familiar with the situation cited by The Street, the two parties are in an advanced stage of negotiations and expect to be able to formally announce it at the Paypal developers conference on October 26th.
Currently Android phone users can pay for wares on the Android Market solely through Google Checkout. However, Paypal has the advantage of supporting payments from 190 countries and regions, whereas Google’s own system boasts just 29.
Unlike Google Checkout, Paypal users are also not required to enter credit card details or sign in, making the payment process much simpler and hassle-free.
Google’s latest move to make its online software store more user-friendly comes after it recently showcased a web implementation of the Android Market that made it much easier to search for titles.
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