The Google Play Store is usually the go-to place for Android Apps, but it?s not the only place. Read on to know the alternatives.
Though Google doesn?t allow other apps stores to be downloaded from within Google Play itself, that doesn?t mean you can?t get them. Here are the best app store alternatives to the Play Store.
1. Amazon App Store for Android
Amazon is Google?s biggest competitor. Amazon gives away a paid app for free every day and using Amazon?s dedicated app store is the only way to access them. Aside from great free titles, the Amazon App Store has a huge selection books, movies and songs ? often at lower prices than on Google Play
GetJar is one of the oldest available website to offer thousands of android apps and games for free. It is a very popular store among users and a great alternative to the regular Google Play store. Downloading from this store is pretty fast and secure too.
Mobogenie Market is another good android store to download apps and games for free. It allows the users to choose from a variety of categories and download the related apps. If you want to download an app, and it is not available in any other android store, Mobogenie market is a great place to look for.
SlideME is the another alternative to Google Play, which offers a wide range of free and premium android Apps from application developers all around the world.
F-Droid contains only free and open source apps. It is a non profit volunteer organisation. Anyone can join to help out or contribute funds, and there are no secret agendas or hidden methods of monetisation.
Aptoide is an alternative marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the default Google Play Store, there is not a unique and centralized store but each user manages their own store.
Uptodown website is available in twelve languages, and offers localized content for each of them, providing free downloading. For this, it uses the services of VirusTotal , which provides reports of all its apps based on the results of more than 50 antivirus programs. In addition to the application catalog, Uptodown has a news blog and tutorials related to the world of software, as well as an official application for Android.
APKUpdater is designed to help you update all the apps that you have installed on your device without using Google Play. Basically, this app does something similar to what the official Uptodown app does, but there are some differences.
What APKUpdater does is show you a list of all the apps that need to be updated, each one with its corresponding APKMirror link or links to other websites where you can download APKs. In other words, it will redirect you to a website where you can update your app from your browser. Once you?re there, all you have to do is download and install the update.
*It is an app
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16. Samsung Galaxy Apps
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