No Pay from Google Play

Android developers in Europe have finally started to be paid their expected income, which had been in arrears for several days (as much as two weeks for some).

Developers in Europe had been flooding the Google Checkout Merchant forums with comments, queries and complaints having not been paid their March 70% cut from February sales.

Chief amongst their concerns was (and for some still is) a complete lack of communication from Google aside from a few "we're looking into it" posts on the forums with no human contact details available.

Has anyone suffered from this situation, and on a bigger scale, can Google afford to be alienating developers as they look to "double-down" on Tablets with Apps being a key concern to that success?