APK File Extension

Have a problem opening a .APK file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what APK files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .APK file type?

The APK file format is used to distribute and install applications and games on Android devices. These files have the same operating principle as .exe files for Windows or .dmg files for Mac - just copy an .apk file to your smartphone or tablet and run it.

To create an .apk file, developers firstly compile an Android application, and then compress all its files into one package. APK files typically include such data as application code files, resource files, security certificates, manifest files, etc.

You can download hundreds of applications and games in the .apk format from the Google Play Store. It is also possible to get non-market apps from third party sources - for example, you can find and download a secret beta version of a new Android program.

On the majority of Android devices, you just need to click on the application icon or name to open a file manager tool and launch the installation process. If your device doesn't have a built-in APK installer, you can download it on the web.

Software to open or convert APK files

You can open APK files with the following programs:
HiSuite by Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd
Nox APP Player
Nox APP Player by Duodian Technology Co. Ltd.
Wondershare MobileGo(
Wondershare MobileGo( by Wondershare

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