Let's face the facts. We all live under a safe, warm umbrella on the Play Store. There's a good reason for that. It has the most apps, very good security (relatively speaking), it comes pre-installed on most Android devices, and usually works well. Most people know there are other options out there, but there is no information about other app stores. This is something we can help with. There's another ton of other options out there. However, there are only a few good options. Here are the best real apps for Android apps! This is also a good list for those who can have Android devices that do not have Google Play services installed.
Amazon Appstore is probably the most competent store for apps aside from the Play Store itself. It is the App Store store on all Amazon fire devices. The store has various applications, including large, popular names like Microsoft, Netflix, Firefox, Hulu and others. She also has all the different Amazon applications and is used to be the only home of Amazon Prime Video. This is a real application that you can install on any Android device without tons of problems. It also works simultaneously with other application stores if you want to use more than one. It can definitely use some optimizations, but it is otherwise more positive than it is negative. We want to have a better choice, though.
Okay, so APKMirror is not a technical store with applications, but a repository of applications. Here you can find all sorts of things, including some beta applications that are not available in the Play Store. However, you can still receive updates from the Play Store, if a new version appears, so it's a great secondary source of apps and some games. This is definitely not a complete store experience, and we really recommend it only if you want to try something specific or find an older APK of an existing application so you can get back to the previous version due to errors or preferences. The site is free, all APKs are free and decent security. We're expanding the value of the store of apps with lots to include APKMirror, but it's great what it does. No application for this, you must use the website to download the APK.
F-Droid is one of the oldest app stores on the list and among the most reliable. The sales experience is mostly for the productivity and power of the user. We are talking about applications such as the Arch Linux browser type. There are some basic applications out there, like a simple gallery or a simple calendar, along with a very small selection of games. However, by and large, this is an app store for people who need something a bit more that the Play Store does not have. F-Droid is open source and every application on the platform is open source. You can even find alternatives to the F-Droid of the F-Droid. This is a neat small apps store.
The Google Play Store is probably the best bet for most things. There are millions of applications and games, including almost all popular. Developers want to rely on this store more than most others and in any case come pre-installed on all Google Android phones. Basically, any Android phone that is not in China or from Amazon uses this. Security is a top rating and integrates directly with Google Play services, and it gives the applications some additional functionalities that may not be in some competitors. Of course, it's probably here to find alternatives to the Game Store, but not to underestimate its value. It's a perfectly good apps store.
It is a shame that Galaxy Apps is available only on Samsung devices, because it is actually quite competent. The choice is obviously lower than the Play Store and possibly slightly smaller than the Amazon's Appstore. However, it has a clean interface, simple navigation, and actually has several pretty popular applications and games, including Microsoft, Netflix, Hulu, Fortnite, Brawl Stars and others. It's not an end-everything-be-all-something, but those with Samsung devices have a decent secondary app store along with Google Play right on their devices already.
There are many other online stores. Some of them are pretty good and some of them are just sort of servicing. Many of these are listed for the sake of the project. Here we go:
- ACMarket – ACMarket is a surprisingly good store for applications. It resembles Google Play in many ways and includes some popular apps and games. It also supports both modified APK and other such things. Beware of caution because some of these things may be suspected.
- Aptoid – Aptoide is around forever and is one of Google's oldest competitors. Her initial attraction supported the types of applications that Google Play does not contain as content on NSFW. However, there are some popular things like Nova Launcher, PUBG Mobile and others.
- Getjar – Getjar is the kind of Wild West app app for Android. Here you can find all sorts of funny things, including adult content, modified APKs and some popular things like UC Browser. We make it easy, this place always gives us capricious.
- Opera App Store – We will be honest, we did not know that the opera had a mobile store until we began to explore this. There are many options. However, all those options are the default in the Google Play store anyway. A good secondary way to view apps on Google Play, but we do not have to call it our own apps.
- SlideMe – SlideMe is another older apps store similar to Aptoide and Getjar. The site does not inspire confidence, but the store itself works fine. You can find things like OfficeSuite or WPS Office there along with other similar productivity applications. However, the choice of the game is very weak.
- XDA-Developers – There are many developers who use XDA-developers as sort of testing sites for applications that ultimately end up on Google Play most of the time. You can only get root applications, such as Xposed or Viper4Android. Several of our best applications since 2018 have begun to live here.
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