What is an APK Mirror?
Apk Minror is a website that provides APKs for android apps. If you
If you have trouble downloading an app from the Play Store, you can get it from APK Mirror’s website.
Besides, it is the only third party APK website that I trust because it is owned by Android Police. But still, there is little advice that one should only download apps from there if they are having trouble with the Play
Let me put it this way: There is usually no good reason to download an apk mirror site that outweighs the risk and inconvenience. The only way you can be sure is trusted is to verify the APK signature yourself. But with some unusual exceptions (see below) you might as well just download from Google
Play in that case. Apk Minror
Do you trust any Android APK mirror or download sites enough to
download from them?
If your app is not available for download on Google Play, that means it does not support your phone (and is likely to crash or run into other problems if you try to run it anyway, not mentioning the developer’s time with erroneous. crash reports) OR it is not available in your country because it contains in-app purchases but payments are not accepted in your county (in which case you may run into trouble using the app anyway).
There are a couple of special exceptions where there may be a valid reason: one if Google Play itself is not available in your country. The other is where paid apps are not available, but you only care about the free features and not the paid features. In this case, the first thing to do is check if the app is officially available from the developer on another app market, like the manufacturers market (Samsung Galaxy Apps, the Xiaomi App Store, etc.) or via a local market in Baidu or 360 China.
If, as a last resort, you have to download the app form somewhere else, look into how to validate APK signatures yourself, or see if the app maker has an official download link. If you are serious, it matters how trustworthy the mirror is, potentially putting yourself at risk for viruses or malware.
Hey, did you notice yet? Our other site, APK Mirror, got an update a little while ago. Things are … different. The site’s design has been updated, and that means we’ve made some functional changes too.
We consider renting an all-white studio and some film equipment to tell a heartfelt (and, frankly, heartwarming) story about the new design – about how subatomic particles are related to APK files, how we carefully cut each button out of aircraft grade aluminum. , how each material sheet is thinner and lighter than anything you’ve seen before, or something along those lines. But I couldn’t get budget cleared with Artem for the time being in this post, so we thought a simpler overview of what we might have changed (and fixed) might be better.
So what’s actually new? Under the hood, as you might have guessed, we’ve spent a lot of time speeding things up (and there are more improvements to come), but let’s take a look at the main page first.
Dare to compare with the old front page, below:
The first thing you’ll probably notice is the bright orange header. One of the themes of the new design is bolder use of color that we will see throughout the site. In this case the header is colored to match the new APKM orange. The logo has also been reworked to a single-color version of its former self with translucent wedges that reveal whatever color lies underneath.
The front page also shows off another overarching theme of the site which is a more responsible use of space. App tiles are smaller reserving supportive information for each app’s info panel. The date is now what groups app tiles in sheets eliminating the need for every single tile on a date. This allows us to show at least 9 apps above the fold in the main content area compared to 5 and a half before making the page look crowded. The same typography found on the front page has made its way through the entire interface, making things harder to read without increasing information density.
Our upload button has gone from a free-floating FAB to an icon next to the search which has itself moved into the header to lend more space to the side bar.
Speaking of the header’s contents, we’ve adjusted navigation into a more sensible scheme. The front page header now only links to all developers, latest uploads, our brand new FAQ (with advice on extracting APKs and finding the right APK for your device), and a contact link. We’ll discuss navigation a little later.
Last but not least on the front page, we have pagination! Rather than pressing “see more” and hopping to another page, there are pages right at the bottom so you can browse more easily through APK uploads chronologically.