Google Play now lets you purchase apps in Indian Rupees

As we reported earlier, Google has made buyers’ currency live for Android users in India on Thursday. From now on, any paid app purchases that you will make from Google Play will be charged in Indian rupees on your credit card.

This change saves you some bucks, which your credit card provider used to charge you earlier because of currency conversion. Buyer’s currency will also allow developer to put special pricing for the Indian market if that want, meaning more promotions for Indian users.

The change, which went live yesterday as promised by Google, has been confirmed by us by making a purchase just now.

Google seems to have finally realised India’s importance as an Android market, and has been doing a lot of things to make Indian users and devs happy. Company had also allowed Indian devs to publish paid apps in Google Play a week ago. Operator billing might also be landing in India soon via Uninor, as its parent company Telenor has finally started implementing it in the first of 11 promised countries, which include India.

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4 thoughts on “Google Play now lets you purchase apps in Indian Rupees

    Angad Adlakha

    (October 29, 2012 - 9:12 pm)

    Ever since this change I haven’t been able to purchase a single app. It always shows error. Hope they rectify this problem ASAP.


    (October 28, 2012 - 12:31 pm)

    I am getting INR as currency for ‘SwiftKey 3’ only. For all other apps, it is USD. 🙁 🙁
    Are we supposed to set the currency?


    (October 26, 2012 - 11:06 pm)

    For me it is showing error to buy apps with indian rupees.
    other apps which shows in dollers or other currency able to buy.

    Google play had an issue with buying apps in indian rupees.


    (October 26, 2012 - 8:41 pm)

    What about purchase to debit card….. I think in india various user waiting for this facilities…..

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