paypalandroidappOnline eMerchant giants PayPal have today announced that their application for Android is now ready. It can be downloaded from the Android Market and offers many of the main features of the regular PayPal experience. Obviously one of the major concerns for users of an application of these sorts is security. However, if the PayPal official blog is anything to go by, security is tight; the same technology used on

If you decide to take on this application, you can expect to see direct integration with your regular PayPal contact list. This means that you won’t need to remember people’s numbers or emails anymore to send them money! Their details are stored so you can just select their name from your list of contacts, and PayPal will do the rest. Furthermore, your recent history is saved and offered back to you. If you want to view your transactions from the last few months, no problem. Checking to see if you’ve been paid has never been easier. Finally, you can check your balance through this Android application as well, allowing you to see if you can really afford that latest Android handset.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.