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    Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Whenever I install a app in my android mobile I use to see this file with .apk format, What does it really mean? Is there any other format supported for app installation in Android?

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Android phones only supports .apk format....
    Apk is only a extension of android os....!!
    You can not download apps of other formats on android device...
    But android devices gives facility of third party source...
    Which means you can download .apk files from any other websites too...
    Only you need to enable unknown source option in your phonee....!!
    Thank.you...!!

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

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    Whenever I install a app in my android mobile I use to see this file with .apk format, What does it really mean? Is there any other format supported for app installation in Android?
    Hello friend,

    .apk is the main app extension in android OS.

    Basically, it is based on a JAR file which zipped and given a .apk file extension.

    The codes of a program such as its certificates, resources, assets, .dex and manifest files are packaged into a single .apk file.

    And as far as I know, there is no other application format supported in android.

    Hope it helps,
    Regards!

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    All android app installation and distribution is done with .apk file extention. The apk stands for Application Package File. They are basically ZIP file formattedd packages based on the JAR file format with .apk file extensions.

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    No any other file format is not supported by Android.The apk stands for Application Package File. It basically tells the OS how to read this type of file as different file formats differ in the type they represent their data in the form of bits.

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    yeah android extension is .apk.and its full name is [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Authenticated Public-Key.[/FONT]
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]by using some virtual machines you an install other file extension too like java virtual machine with .jar extension .[/FONT]

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hello Friend,

    To install any application or software on Android platform you need to have a file with .apk extension .APK is abbreviated as application package file and contains the necessary packages required to install the application or software on your Phone. APK files are basically ZIP file formatted packages based on the JAR file format with .apk extension.

    Android doesn't support any other file format than .apk files.

    Hope It Helps!

    Thanks and visit again.

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Yes. The file format used in Andriod app installation is .apk only. The Installer of the applications for Android's device are made in APK Format. APK means "Application Package File". This will be the file extension of all the apps which are supported to be installed in your Android's device.

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hello Dear Friend,

    >> As you want to know about the file format is used for Android app installation is it .apk or is there some other format too and also what does .apk mean for this no any other file format is not supported by Android.
    >> The apk stands for Application Package File.
    >> It basically tells the OS how to read this type of file as different file formats differ in the type they represent their data in the form of bits or bytes

    Hope this will help you a lot. All the Best..............!!
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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hello Friend,

    1.) .apk is the extension for android.
    2.) you can only download .apk file ...
    .


    Thanks for contacting us............

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    dear friend..................apk is the extension for android...apk stands for application package file..you can only download apk file
    thank you

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hello Friend,
    APK is the extension for Android APK stands for Application Package File you can only download APK file...........!!!!!!!
    thank you

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hi,
    APK is the extension for Android Phones it stands for Application Package File you can only download APK file......

    thank you

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hi there,

    Android supports .apk file format.

    .apk stands for APPLICATION PACKAGE FILE.

    Only .apk file is supported in the android devices.

    These apps are available in PLAY STORE.

    Regards!

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    hi frnd..
    The apk stands for Application Package File.
    apk file is supported in the android devices..Apk is only a extension of android os.
    You can not download apps of other formats on android device.
    But android devices gives facility of third party source.
    Which means you can download .apk files from any other websites too..

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hi Friend,

    .apk is app extention of Android operating system.
    You can not download the other than.apk extension apps in Android operating system.
    APK stands for application package file.
    There are numerous number android supported apps are available in the market.


    Thank you!
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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hello Friend,

    .apk is app extension of Android operating system.
    You can not download other than .apk extension apps in Android operating system installed devices.
    APK stands for application package file. There are numerous number of android apps are available in the market.

    Thank you!
    Anil Kumar

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    In Android . APK stands for application package file.

    It is the file format used to distribute and install application software and middle-ware in the Android operating system.

    The Android Package File is a single package file that contains programs that are compiled together.

    The components of a .APK file include program's code (.dex files), resources, assets, certificates and manifest file.

    The APK file also contains the Library required by the android mobile to execute the application.

    The Android manifest file, describing the name, version, access rights, referenced library files for the application. This file may be in Android binary XML that can be converted into human-readable plain text XML.

    This XML files can be modified using simple text editors like notepad or Word pad.




    We can also install apps that are compressed in .ZIP files.

    This ZIP files can be installed from the recovery menu---->

    1. Switch off the mobile.

    2. Press the Home button and the Power button together. You'll go to the recovery menu...

    3. In the recovery menu chose, install from Zip file and install the apps.

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    hello friend, .apk file format use in android phone...apk stands for ANDROID "APPLICATION PACKAGE FILE"...This holds all of that program's code (such as .dex files), resources, assets, certificates, and manifest file ...It is only file format for android OS.

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    Re: Which file format is used for Android app installation? Is it .apk or is there some other format too? What does apk mean?

    Hello

    The applications for android have a .apk extention.

    The codes of a program such as its certificates, resources, assets, .dex and manifest files are packaged into a single .apk file

    Its basically just a extension like .txt,.pdf etc

    Android doesnt use any other extension.

    Thank you

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