Have you used an alternative to Google Play app store on your Android device?
posted by Daniel P. / May 14, 2015, 6:36 AM
With more than a million apps, the official Google Play store for apps and games offers more than you are likely to use in your lifetime. Still, there are plenty of handsets our there that haven't shelled out for a full Android license, complete with Gapps and Play Store support (phones sold in China come to mind), or there are apps that aren't in the Play Store for various reasons.
The Amazon Appstore, SlideME, GetJar, the Android makers' own curated app marketplaces, like Samsung Apps or Xiaomi's Mi store - there are plenty of alternatives out there to the official Google Play Store that anointed Android phones come with.
Countries that would like some control over what's distributed on the phones of their citizens have their own stores, too, like China's Baidu or Russia's Yandex search engines. This is why we wanted to ask you whether you have used an Android app store besides Google Play. Take your pick, and sound off in the comments.
Have you used an app store alternative to Google Play on your Android device?
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Galaxy Apps. Every 3 days there is a new premium app that i can download for free, plus the list of the gift apps that is offered once you activate your phone.
posted on May 14, 2015, 6:43 AM 10
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I didn't even know that :( I bet I have missed so many good apps
posted on May 14, 2015, 7:10 AM 1
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lol just download and used the amazon app store an hour ago to get their limited free games. I've also used panda app store in the past. also Samsung app store to get their free premium app give a ways.
posted on May 14, 2015, 7:23 AM 0
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