According to a story run on the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Google is set to open up paid applications on the Android Market this week. The statement is made in a rather matter of fact way that cites no sources, anonymous or otherwise.
Google, too, hosts an application store, dubbed the Android Market, for phones running its Android mobile operating system, the first of which is the G1 from Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile USA. This week Google will start allowing developers to charge for software sold through the Android Market, according to people familiar with the matter.
The emphasis is mine, and not part of the original quote.
Google’s Eric Chu has already said that paid apps would be launched in “early Q1” of this year.