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Full Form Of APK, What Is Full Form Of APK ?

The full form of APK is Android Application Package. An APK file is the package file format used by the Android operating system for installation and distribution of mobile games, mobile apps, and middleware. APK is analogous to other software packages such as APPX in Microsoft Windows or a Debian package in Debian-based operating systems. A program in android is first compiled, and then all of its parts are packaged into one single file to make it an APK file. APK files can be saved in compressed zip format, with any decompression or unzip tool it can be opened. You can either change the extension to .zip or open the file directly using unzip tools. They are a type of archive file. When you are downloading and installing an android application then actually you are installing an APK file. You can install an APK file directly from a desktop, or from within a file manager app without downloading. By default, ability to install from desktop, or file manager app is disabled for security reasons. TO enable it, you have to change the setting of 'Unknown sources' from settings.

Uses of APK

The Substantial use of APK is getting access to apps ahead of time. By installing the APK helps you in not waiting for the update releases by the application. When any significant Google app releases its significant update, for the user's device to perceive it, it can take a week or more than that. APKs Installation also lets users install apps on their devices that are not to be obtained from Google Play.

APK Advantages

·       Unlike the Apple App Store, Google Play store has a very unique and easy app submission and agreement procedure with no inflexible schemes.

·       The Specialist of Android app development can obtain and make the most of the amazon app store too.

·       You can access the latest and exhilarating specifications of the app by downloading APK files in advance.

·       You can download those apps which are restricted in your area and have no access.

APK Disadvantages

·       The downloaded APK file might be a stolen app file.

·       Few APK services permit a user to download and install pirated apps.

·       Some APK files may carry malicious app or software that can ruin a user's device.