Do you have an Android device? If so, you may still be looking for great applications on your device. The fastest way to download your device with apps is to download free apps through Android Market.
Android Market is owned by Google and is a marketplace with content of all kinds of interesting applications, with useful utilities such as calculators, and downloadable games. Most applications are free. Some people require a small fee if you want to achieve more advanced services. So what do you have to do to download files on the market?
Unlike traditional software, you do not have to download files and then install the applications on your device. Simply open a Google Account and access it for Android Market. You can access the market from the web through the browser or you can use the Android Market app. What is the difference? A Market app. helps you manage all your applications. Downloads are also faster
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to Android Market. For example, some smartphones will not come forward with the Market app. Thus, users can not access the market through an application. Others would like to install an older version of a working application, but they are no longer in the market. In such cases, you need to download the APK files.
APK files work just like EXE files. If you have a computer running Windows, you know EXE (executable) files. Usually it is used to start the software installer. The APK file works the same way. If you want to install software on an Android device, it launches the APK file through a file browser. Of course, make sure you enable the settings for unknown sources.
For security reasons, you are not allowed to install APK files because such files may cause the device to malfunction. For example, an unofficial application may be so faulty that it continues to cause the device to crash. You do not want this to happen. Therefore, please make sure that you download files only from trusted sources. Or wait for others to try out APK files on devices before trying to install them. There are some developers who are always ready to test equipment. They then post their results in forums or blogs.
You can also download APK files on your desktop computer. Just download the files as a standard file and save it to the local hard drive. Then connect your Android device to your PC and transfer the APK files to your SD card. Then use the file manager (such as ASTRO) to find and open APK files
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