Alternative Android application store to Google Play
As you know, there's life beyond Google Play. OK, so it's the official Android store managed by the Internet giant but this operating system stands out for its flexibility, way above iPhone or Windows Phone, where installing applications from alternative stores is much more complicated.
Yet another alternative to Google Play Store
You're probably already familiar with others of the likes of Aptoide. Well, APKPure offers us the advantage of being able to download APK files straight to your device. Why would you want to do that? Because here you'll find apps that aren't available in your country, because you can share the file with other applications and contacts, and you can even send the APK to your PC or Mac to be able to run it from your desktop with BlueStacks, Nox App Player or any other emulator.
Therefore, thanks to this application, we'll be able to access a huge collection of apps, many of which aren't available in the Google Play Store.
Here, no applications are removed like in the Play Store.
How does APKPure work?
To be able to use this APK downloader you need to get your smartphone ready beforehand. It doesn't require too many things, just follow these instructions:
- Step 1: go to your phone's Settings menu.
- Step 2: select the Applications option.
- Step 3: enable the Unknown Sources option to accept the installation of application files.
From now on you can download apps of the likes of Lucky Patcher, mods for Clash Royale, and all sorts of software that you've never heard of because you won't find them in any official channels.
However, you've probably read loads of opinions about this market commenting on whether it's safe and reliable to download apps because of possible viruses. Well, Google's official store is definitely the safest but in general, you won't find any infected apps in this tool, although there's always a slight chance.
What's new in the latest version
- Minor bug fixes and improvements.
Requirements and additional information:
- Minimum operating system requirements: Android 4.0.3.
- The installation of the app by means of the APK file requires the activation of the "Unknown sources" option within Settings>Applications.
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