If you are on an Android phone, you will soon be able to pay for apps from your Paypal account. A leaked screenshot of an upcoming update to the Android publisher website shows a new ‘Enable Paypal Payments‘ option. What this option will do is to let Android phone users transfer money from their Paypal account to their Checkout in order to pay the app bills. No word on whether this is going to be optional or going to be enabled on all Android paid apps.
Either way, this is a very welcome addition to the Android marketplace. Google Checkout has not exactly done well and with Paypal, for all complaints over its high fees, has been one popular online payment gateway and its incorporation into the Android market should give users a good alternative channel to source money from for their app purchases.