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Android set to launch in-app billing

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(Read caption) Android users will soon be able to take advantage of in-app billing. Here, the LG Thrill 4G smartphone, which is powered by the Android 2.2 operating system.

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Android users will soon be able to purchase game and app upgrades with a single swipe of the touchpad. In a post over at one of the official Android blogs, Eric Chu announced that Google was throwing open the doors to developers interested in uploading software featuring in-app billing – a functionality that allows companies to more effectively monetize their applications.

"[A]dding this kind of functionality increases store loyalty, and motivates other application stores to emulate the functionality as well as pushing Google to innovate further," Bill Ray writes in a thoughtful piece over at the Register. "That's the idea at least, and a laudable ideal, but still a lot more complicated than the Apple approach of just owning everything."

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