Google Considering Alternative Billing Methods

July 6th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: AndroidOS | No Comments »

Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Andy Rubin, has said that Google is evaluating alternative content billing methods like in-app and subscription-based sales.

Rubin made this announcement in an interview with Businessweek. Google is eager to extend these possibilities to further monetize their presence in the Asian market.

Next to expansion to the Asian market, Android is also expanding on internet tablets. This means that Google also wants to be able to monetize on magazine and newspaper apps in a similar way Apple does on the iPad.

For those developers that already want to monetize in-app sales and subscriptions, PayPal is offering their mobile payment library for Android. Since the start three weeks ago, PayPal has already seen 1.000 downloads (mainly from China).

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