Many of these app stores are not even present on phones, but on the internet, from where you can download your applications from complete catalogs at .APK format to transfer them to your device by USBd cable or even through a app messaging services such as Telegram to be able to install them later. Remember that to install apps of what according to Android are ‘unknown origins’ it is necessary to authorize this type of installation in the Security tab of your terminal. In pure Android the mechanics are simple, you have to look for the option ‘Allow to install applications from unknown sources’.
We must also make a warning; It is recommended in case of installing applications via .apk as in this case to do it only from reliable sources. The list that we make below are databases and solvent app stores that guarantee that their apps are usually free of malware, something that usually happens on Google Play. It is better to go to this type of site before a third party, such as an .apk file that a forum user posts in a thread or on social networks. And above all, always, always and always act responsibly and cautiously when installing applications on your mobile terminal.
Here is our list:
Download apps on APKMirror
One of the best known. APKMirror is a web portal to download apps without Google Play where there is an infinite range of applications that can be downloaded in APK format and then installed on your Android device. It is one of the most prestigious, well-known and recognized pages in this segment, and a good place to find experimental or updated versions of popular applications.
F-Droid, a site to download free apps
Follow the trail of APKMirror, but F-Droid, also very popular, also presents a very interesting variant: it is a catalog of applications, yes, but fundamentally of open source or free applications, with which there is a wide range of tools and utilities for your Android terminal without having to depend on large companies or eminently private and profitable companies. Also, you can download it and have it on your phone.
SlideMe, a community with which to download apps
SlideMe It is another good alternative for the Play Store, with an exponential sample of applications even for primitive Android, from 1.0 to 5.0. Tens of thousands of apps that keep getting updated, possibly not as regularly as with the stores we talked about before.
Malavida, an option in the language of Cervantes
It is another well-known catalog, with the particularity that Bad life It has support in Spanish and an interface in the same language as Cervantes, which will make it much easier both to search for applications and to check its catalog, its updates and its alternatives.
The logistics giant can also download apps: Amazon Appstore for Android
What began as a primitive digital bookstore is today a gigantic multinational company specialized in the field of logistics and the sale of products. In addition to its VoD, streaming, music or ebook services, Amazon also has a little-known application store that you should take a look at: it is the Amazon Appstore.
A video game catalog that could stand up to Google: Epic Games
Some days ago we echoed the expansion plans of Epic Games, the creators of the well-known Fortnite, in expanding and extending its bazaar both on Android mobile terminals and on computers. Thus, it is not only standing up to Valve’s hitherto intractable Steam, it could also be preparing to face Google and its Play Store. You can discover their catalog here.