How the Android Market Handles Locales

The Android Market supports a subset of the locales available on the Android platform. Because the Android Market uses the Google Checkout system for payments, only countries where this online marketplace is legal can be supported for paid applications.

For a more complete explanation of how the Android operating system resolves resources, check out the Android developer website: http://developer.android. com/guide/topics/resources/resources-i18n.html#best-match.

For a complete list of the countries and languages supported by the Android Market, see http://market.android.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=138294. Note that the Android Market differentiates between countries that allow only free applications and countries where developers can distribute fee-based applications.

Developers must register to sell applications on the Android Market. A complete list of countries where developers of free Android apps may reside (which is different from where they may publish) is available at http://market.android.com/ support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=136758.

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