Last week, T-Mobile began rolling out a maintenance release (1.1 RC33) to T-Mobile G1 customers, which included several new features and software updates, including Google Search by voice and Google Latitude. Also included in the MR is support for priced applications on Android Market.
Starting next week, priced applications will begin to populate Android Market, and that's a great news to the T-Mobile G1 users. Google Checkout will serve as the payment and billing mechanism for Android Market. Developers who do not already have a Google Checkout merchant account can easily sign up for one via the publisher website.
Also, Android Market for free applications will become available to users in Australia starting February 15th Pacific Time and in Singapore in the coming weeks thanks to the HTC Dream availability. Developers can now make their applications available in these countries via the publisher website at http://market.android.com/publish