The Android Market has been around for a while, but it hasn’t been possible to buy apps and games from it. Even though there’s been plenty to download, the big publishers were clearly holding their best stuff back till they could charge for it.

As of last night, they can, so expect a flood of high profile titles over the coming days and weeks, and a attendant flood of reviews and coverage on Pocket Gamer to mark the launch.

In fact, we’ve already started: check out our fresh-off-the-presses feature on how to download games and apps from the Market. Later on we’ll be giving the Market a thorough review and comparing it with Apple’s incumbent App Store.