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By cuatr0, Junior Member on 4th June 2014, 03:24 PM
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Let's face it, we all know that Google has a monopoly with its set of apps in the US. Why? Because all the popular manufacturers have made a contract with Google to include all of the gapps in their phones. What does that mean? It means that every phone you buy will include Google Play as the default appstore to buy all the software on your phone. There are no other alternatives installed by default.The good thing about Android is that it gives you freedom and with it comes option. These options are four alternatives you can install on your phone or tablet, where you can download all the apps you need.

f-droid

It is appstore that includes a repositorie of only free and open source (FOSS) apps. Does not need an account to work.

Amazon appstore

Amazon's own alternative to Google Play. Needs an Amazon account to work. Offers free and paid apps.There is also free paid app offer each day.

Yandex.store

Yandex known as the Google of Russia launched its own appstore to compete in select markets. Does not need an account to download free apps. For paid apps, you may need an account.


While the number of all these stores combined pales in comparison to Google's own. They are quite good alternatives for those who want to different options and do not want to depend only on Google.
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26th September 2014, 11:16 AM |#2  
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+aptoide store
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15th October 2014, 11:47 AM |#3  
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Awesome thanks cuatr0, I will have to give these a try .

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19th October 2014, 03:59 AM |#4  
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THe issue is there are other app sites as well . But they come and go. Say you buy a bunch of apps from one of them . They useally do not track your apps and allow you to reinstall all with one push. And say you buy a 10.00 app then the site closes..

I think google and Amazon are only two i would trust at this time
20th October 2014, 03:39 AM |#5  
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wheres the 4th alternative?
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13th November 2014, 01:10 PM |#6  
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Because of government rules and regulations, Google Play Store is not working in China. Therefore, there are many Chinese APP Stores such as Baidu phone helper, wandoujia and XX market as a substitution of Play Store. And some of these APP Stores such as Anzhi market may provide paied apps to you. Chinese is also a better option if you are less concerned about your privacy.
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i often use the store on androidpit, but i still prefer the easy access to google play
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