2 Years Later and Korea Finally Gets Games Added to the Android Market

It has only been 24 months since the Android operating system was introduced in Korea and within that time the Korean market has grown to be the second-largest app consumer in the world. No matter how app hungry the market may be, you might be surprised to know that they have never even had access to games through the Android Market. Until now.

Beginning right now, Android users in Korea can access the many thousands of popular games that are available for download through the Android Market. Purchases are going to be made a bit different than what we are used to hear in the states, they will make purchases that will directly be billed through their network provider as opposed to having their market account attached to a credit card. Sounds like trouble to me!

Google wants to reach out to game developers to let them know that “now is the time to localize game resources, app descriptions, and marketing assets to take advantage of this new opportunity”. With the increased availability of apps, it is expected that a large jump in game purchases and downloads will be seen in the weeks ahead. If you are a developer who likes the thought of making a little extra dough, I strongly suggest hitting up the source code below.

[via Android Developers Blog]


About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • http://www.mark717.com Mark Seven

    And they had no games because…??