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Android Market in-app billing now testing, goes live next week

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The Android Market is still missing a few key pieces of functionality. Among them is in-app payments -- which Google has now announced will begin rolling out next week. The company is encouraging developers to upload apps that include in-app purchases, and instructions have been provided to walk submitters through the set-up and testing process. Google has made sure test apps can't actually be published until the launch next week, though.

While it's nice that Android users will finally be able to make in-app purchases, we're not going to lie -- right now we're more interested in the Amazon Appstore's daily freebie...

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