As you may have read, Google has been updating their policies on how they handle apps with in-app purchases. They’ve been displaying which apps have purchases available, and they’ve even upped the amount of time that you have to request a refund if you’re not happy with a paid application. On top of all this, Google is making developers post their address on their app store page and posting the range of prices for the aforementioned in-app purchases. Google seems to be trying to make it easier for the consumer to enjoy the content that they’re downloading and paying for.
It appears that Google may be taking another step towards being more consumer-friendly with paid apps. A rumor from The Information states that Google could be looking into allowing users to test out paid applications using free trials. According to the source, the application wouldn’t need to be fully downloaded – it could just be a trial version. This could save both the consumers’ and the developers’ time when it comes to refunds. This trial system could allow for better understanding of an application before actually hitting the buy button.
However, it’s not clear when or even if this system will be deployed. In the meantime, I recommend that you keep reading all of the information in the product description for an application before you buy. Also, don’t forget to read reviews and check out the images, so you’re sure that’s the application you really want to buy.
Source: Android Authority