Everyone these days owns a smartphone, which has Windows, Mac or Android OS. Android is the most popular among all. Being an open source platform, it can be installed by any phone manufacturer, which makes the cost of manufacturing these phones much lower than phones that have their own operating system or any that are paid for.

What are Android apps and their APKs?

Applications that are developed for the Android platform are Android applications. Each application, when developed, contains many different files and folders, which define its functionalities and resources, and to run that application on mobile devices, it is necessary to create a file that contains all the necessities. This archive file is known as Android Application APK, i.e. Android Package Kit.

What is an APK?

APK is a complete package that contains all the data and files needed to run an application on a mobile phone. Consists in

· source code used to define the functionality of the application, loosely referred to as classes.dex.

· manifest file, ie the file that specifies the

1. Permissions that the application needs.

2. Its flow

3. Package

4. Version codes

5. Signatures.

6. Certificates.

7. SHA-1 abstract.

· Booksis a directory containing compiled code or jar files, used as a library for applications.

· Active, is a directory that has arbitrary files like fonts, audio, texts, etc. in that.

· Means as XML files that define the layout of the different pages of the application.

It also contains the META-INF directory and the res directory.

When an app is developed, after testing, an export APK is generated where the developer signs the app with a secret key to prove their authority over the app. Now this signed APK is uploaded to the Google Play Store for availability to users.

When a person downloads an app from any source, such as the Play Store, they are actually downloading and installing the APK of that app on their phone. Apart from the Google Play Store, one more place where you can find Android applications absolutely free and without even having a Google account is APK MIRROR.


APK MIRROR is a website that allows you to download any application that you can find in the Google Play Store, without having an account. No additional money is charged for uploading or downloading apps, and high security measures such as certificate verification and signature authorization verification are taken while uploading the app to provide original and highly trusted apps to users who are present in Play Store.

No Android app for MIRROR APK is currently available on Play Store, you need to download the APK of the desired app from the website first, and then install it on your phone manually.

One of the most unique features that the website offers is to bring you back to the previous version of the app if the new one is not up to the mark. Yes, APK MIRROR allows you to find and download the previous version of the app, if you are not satisfied with the current version.

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