Android Market Finally Introducing PayPal Support?

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It feels like the promise of PayPal arriving as a payment method in the Android Market has been lingering around forever. At some points, it seemed like the feature showing up was all but a sure thing. Despite all signs pointing to its arrival, it never did end up coming to the Market. Yesterday, we looked at a new version of the Android Market app that was starting to see distribution. We touched on a few of its new features, but little did we know what lied buried withing. An analysis of the APK reveals several strings referencing PayPal, setting the stage for the payment method to finally arrive.

We were initially skeptical of claims to bring PayPal to a Google-run service like this, considering Checkout directly competes with PayPal. Clearly, there’s still money to be made by accepting PayPal, and Google’s been going long enough without being able to benefit from funds tied-up in PayPal accounts.

There’s no indication when Google might flip the switch on the feature, or if we’ll have to wait for future updates to see its arrival, but the groundwork is apparently already being laid.

Source: Android Guys

Via: Droid-life

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