If you want to download apps or games to your android phone, there are lot of online app stores like Android Market, Amazon App Store, GetJar etc. But you can download the stuff only through your phone. If for any reason you wanted to download it to your computer and then transfer it to your Android phone, it is not possible.
If you are struck at that point, then these sites can come to your rescue. You can download .apk files directly from these sites. .apk files are basically like the .exe files for your Windows computer. You can just copy them to your SD card and then run it to install the app.
Okay, let us see the top 5 sites from which you can download free .apk files.
[stextbox id="info"]1. Android Freeware[/stextbox]
It is a part of the freeware lovers site, which lists most of the free Android .apk files, which you can download for free. The site is simple and easy to use.
[stextbox id="info"]2. Free AndroidWare[/stextbox]
This site has a huge collection of free Android apps, games and also themes and wallpapers. It is the one stop site for most of your Android needs.
[stextbox id="info"]3. Android Downloadz[/stextbox]
This site has a comparatively smaller library of apps, but it has ringtones, apps for rooted phones, rooting tools and utility apps.
[stextbox id="info"]4. Androidapk.net[/stextbox]
This site is blog styled. The author posts the latest .apks that are available for download through file sharing sites. Be sure to check this out.
[stextbox id="info"]5. 4Shared[/stextbox]
This is the best site to download free .apk files. Just head on to 4shared and type <Application name> .apk and you’ll get multiple download links for the same app. Be sure to download the latest version and scan it using an anti virus software before installing.
Hope this list helped you in your never ending hunt for .apks. If you know any better site that gives free .apk download, please feel free to share it with us through the comments, we’ll add it to this list.
Before installing make sure that you have enabled installation from unknown sources. Go to Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources and enable it to install your downloaded .apk files.