Can you install non-market place apps.

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  1. squick

    squick Member

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    Is it possible to install apps without using the marketplace? If so how, and how do you get the apps?



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    Any place you trust. Just have to enable unknown sources. XDA, sdcard sites, etc.

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    I got my Swiftkey keyboard (closed beta) direct from Swiftkey. I have one other beta app that I am testing, but can't say what it is.
    In both cases, I was given a link in an email, tapped that link and it downloaded directly to my downloads. Using the built in My Downloads
    app I just tapped the download and it asked if I wanted to install. (I already had the setting for Unknown sources checked).

    Most of the apps you will want will come from the Market, and you would be silly to download from anywhere else unless
    you know exactly what you are getting. Remember, dodgy Chinese servers are the source of most malware. That ripped off
    version of some market app isn't worth having your tablet strip mined.
     
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    I use the Amazon Android app store......
     
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    Go to settings and allow non-marketplace apps then email the apk file to yourself. You can install from the attachment.:cool:
     

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