Chrome Web Store Closer to International Release
Google’s Chrome Web Store is getting closer to an International release. This is in fact great news for Chrome users outside the United States.
The Chrome Web Store has been only available in the United States since its release at the end of last 2010. However, Google announced yesterday through their Chromium Blog stating that it has allowed its developers to enable their apps to be downloaded in multiple countries.
Now on, when a developer uploads an application via the developer dashboard, he or she has the option to enable downloading in the following sixteen countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. They will also be able to set different prices for each country. However, developers outside the United States are still unable to upload their apps just yet. The applications too wont be published straight away to users in these countries – according to Google, this would happen when the Chrome Web Store opens to these countries later this year.
This is indeed a great step taken by Google but I guess the patience of its users outside the U.S. is depleting fast. Not only do Google have to open in the countries stated above, but also the rest of the world.