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Google pays Android developers more than a week late

Google says it has finally paid out money owed to Android developers and has apologised for the delay, which caused numerous complaints.The company usually pays out Android developers' 70 percent share of Google Play apps sales on the second day of each month, and the latest payments were supposed to reach the developers' accounts on 7 March.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor on

Google says it has finally paid out money owed to Android developers and has apologised for the delay, which caused numerous complaints.

The company usually pays out Android developers' 70 percent share of Google Play apps sales on the second day of each month, and the latest payments were supposed to reach the developers' accounts on 7 March.

However, that latest payout was delayed for many developers in Europe, prompting widespread complaints.

In a forum comment on Saturday, Google representative 'Crystal H' said the payments had finally been initiated the day before, 15 March, and it may take up to three additional business days before showing up in developers' accounts.

The same comment was apparently sent by email to the affected developers.

"We apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced and appreciate your understanding," the comment read, prompting one developer to quip: "I find it odd that you 'appreciate' my understanding, because you do not have my understanding."

That developer, using the name 'benderapp', pointed out that the payment was 11 days late and said it was "outrageous" that Google had not given developers a way to contact it about problems such as this.

Many comments in the thread pointed out that small developers rely on the payments being made on time.

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