What is an APK File?
If your like us and you own any form of Android Device (tablet, mobile, smartphone, kodi box etc..) you will likely have heard the term APK at some stage, either a friend or family member has mentioned it and you’ve possibly wondered what an APK is? With the help of this guide and the APK’s on this site you can go even further than would be possible using the Google Play Store alone. By knowing what APK files are, how to download them, and finally, how to install them, you will become the master of your own devices.
Well with a bit of technical jargon here we go…… an Android Package Kit (APK for short) is an archive type package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps. So in other words its a bit like a Windows (PC) system use’s an .exe file for installing software. Also Deb packages in Debian-based operating systems like Ubuntu.
Android does the same.
Who would want to install an APK File?
Short answer is……… Everyone should!!!
There are lots of solid reasons why we should download APK files online. Other than not sticking with the plain boring Google Play Store, we can venture out and see what the world has to offer without certain restrictions.
For one, sometimes new apps are leaked ahead of time. For you that means you can get the new apps even before they are available on the Play Store in your country.
Have you ever wanted an App or Game from the Play Store and it wasn’t available in your country?
I guess it might’ve happened to a few of you, at least one time or another. There are so many cool apps that are restricted to certain regions and maybe your country is one of them. So the only way to get the App or Game is to download and install the APK file from online.
If your Android device lacks access to the Google Play Store, or the kids have got hold of your phone and god only knows what happened. But your missing apps or the Play Store is just gone altogether.
Then APK files may be your only option for installing any apps on your Android device.
If your not sure how to install Google Play Store then head over to Androidpit for a great guide.
Do you download APK files? If not why not? What do you recommend?
Let us know in the comments!!