Download APK files, an expression seldom heard on the web. APK files are applications for Android operating system, which come as packaged APK file when downloaded. It is very easy to download APK files into your computer and with the help of any FileManger the APK ‘s can be moved via Bluetooth or USB cable to Android and with a simple tap on the screen the Android app is installed.
You may ask why should I download APK files in my computer, when I have Google Play already in my phone and does the same thing, but much easier. Well, here you have a couple of reasons:
- Let’s take for example Angry Birds and try to install it from Google Play into Galaxy S1 with stock ROM. Well you can’t, because Android 2.3.3 will tell you that the file is incompatible with your phone. Well, that’s just not right. If you download APK you can install it without any problems.
- In some regions of the world, some Android apps aren’t available for download and can’t be found in Google Play. So the alternative is to download APK and install the needed Android app.
- Some devices which carry Android OS don’t have Google Play, like Amazon Kindle table, but have support for APK files, so, again you have to download APK to install additional Android apps.
How to download APK files from Google Play
If you are convicend why is better in some cases to download APK and not to use Google Play, you will need another APK file. It comes from an Android app developer and the tool developed by him lets you download apk file from any app seen on Google Play. The app can be downloaded from apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/.
To use the tool, get the URL of the Android app you wish to download and put it into the tool and click Generated Download Link button. The tool will start to download APK file from Google Play.
Another advantage of the tool is when you start to download APK, you will download it directly from Google Play and it is unlikely to get infected files.