A TheStreet.com report suggests that Google will add PayPal to Android Market as a new payment method in the near future. “Sources familiar with the situation” indicate that the deal is pretty much done and that an announcement could come on October 26th during the PayPal X Developer Conference.
To date, the Android Market has required that users either provide credit card information or use Google Checkout to pay for their apps. With over 150 million accounts worldwide and support for 24 currencies in 190 markets, PayPal should make it much easier on customers by providing an experience that many are already familiar with.
In late September, Google announced that its Android Market was coming to additional countries. Developers from an additional 20 countries (bringing the total to 29) are now able to sell their apps while buyers from 18 more (bringing the total to 32) will be able to make purchases.