In an interview with The Gazette, Wendy Rozeluk said that Google hopes to make an announcement next week on availability of paid apps to Canada. If this is indeed true, and paid apps will be coming to Canada, that also means there is a good possibility that Google will open up Google Checkout to Canadian merchants.
“There are many factors that come into play to make sure the selling and purchasing processes run smoothly. It takes time to bring support to more countries, which is something we are working hard to do.” - Wendy Rozeluk, Google Canada Spokesperson
Android is set to have a great year, with the lineup of devices that will be supporting the operating system in the United States and around the world. With the large number of devices that will be in the hands of consumers, a world class app store that is available and unrestricted everywhere is essential for happy users.
Let's see what happens next week! For Canadians, this will be a huge deal if it turns out to be true.