Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Google apps on GetJar

Android may be open source, but if your version of Android is not approved by Google you can't bundle it with the Android Market.

Fortunately there are other Android markets. Amazon has one, and GetJar caters for Android too.

And now GetJar serves Google apps too. Gmail, Google Search, Voice Search, Maps, Goggles, Google Music, YouTube, Google Books, Sky Map, Earth, Google Finance, and Google Translate are all on GetJar.

So if your phone or tablet didn't come with the Android Markt you don't have to hunt for Google apps on forums and shady sites with ripped APKs that may or may not be compatible with your device. Apple may be anal retentive about its app store, but Google doesn't seem to mind competing markets.


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