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I want to download an Android app to look at what's inside, but I don't own an Android phone. Is there a way to download the file (I'm not sure of the name, on iPhone it's a .ipa) using just a PC?

  • I think Android application install files use the .apk extension. – OmidTahouri May 9 '10 at 13:22
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Android apps are packaged as .apk files. Usually you would download them direct to the phone via Android Market, but you can Google for .apk files (or torrents of .apk files). You probably should make sure the app you're getting is a free one.

  • It's a free app. No links googling for it though. I wonder if there's a way to spoof the android market. – nevan king May 9 '10 at 15:01
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If you want to download an application just to look at what's inside I'm assuming you don't mind if it's a free application.

Android Freeware Directory - Choose an application and click the download link at the bottom of it's page.

(As mentioned in my comment on the question; it's a .apk file)

  • Thanks for the answer. The app I'm looking for is a free app, but that directory doesn't have it. – nevan king May 9 '10 at 14:40
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    After clicking through 4 or 5 pages, then waiting for a download timer, you might find some .apk files to download

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