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Argentine Android developers no longer getting paid from Google starting June 27th

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Argentine Android developers no longer getting paid from Google starting June 27th
Starting June 27th, Android app developers living in Argentina will no longer be getting paid by Google when someone makes a purchase of one of their paid apps, or makes an in-app purchase that they used to get paid for. A letter from Google to developers confirmed that the payments will stop after the final checks go out on July 22nd. Paid apps and in-app offerings from developers will be pulled from the Argentine Google Play Store on July 27th.

The reason for Google's action may have to do with the country's crackdown on currency exchange and in Google's letter, the company said that while no specific plans are in the works, it does hope to eventually resume payments to Argentine developers. Meanwhile, Argentine Android users can still buy apps in the Google Play Store and developers can still put up free apps.

Google does suggest one option for Argentine developers who want to continue getting paid for their apps. By moving their account to another country where they can legally do business, Argentine developers can still collect from Google.

source: Celularis (translated), TheVerge via AndroidCentral

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