APK Posts on XDA

Skit is a new app manager to pull and inspect APKs on your phone

Sharing and sideloading APK files has never been a problem on Android, but sharing an already installed application to someone is another thing. That's when you start fiddling with the file manager to extract the APK file from the system. A new application from XDA Senior Member **Menos** lets you do just that and more....

Download: Google Pixel Launcher from the Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were finally announced yesterday, which means the updated APKs are starting to pop up. Yesterday, the Google Camera from the Pixel 3 was available to download on older devices. The next updated app is the Pixel Launcher, which can now be installed on Pixel, Nexus, and Android One...

Google Camera from the Pixel 3 is available for download with new UI and RAW support

Now that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are official, APKs from the new devices are popping up. One big area of focus for the Pixel 3 is a redesigned Google Camera app with new features. The APK for this update is already available for download on previous Pixel phones, though don't expect all...

Spotify Lite ported for use as standalone app on Wear OS

Spotify is undoubtedly one of the most popular music streaming services on any platform, including Android. They released their first earnings report just two months ago, where they stated that the service crossed 75 million paid users. Spotify's Wear OS application has been available for a while, but it has some limitations. Currently, it can...

Android App Bundle & Google Play Dynamic Delivery will reduce app size to help increase user retention

As a developer, it's up to you to do everything in your power to improve user retention. Keeping the install-to-uninstall ratio as low as possible is important for your app to be ranked highly. New users are joining the Android ecosystem by the millions each year as Google continues expanding into markets such as India...

Developers: APK Signature Scheme v3 is coming with support for Key Rotation

If you're a developer or you're in any way familiar with decompiling, modifying, and/or installing modified APK files, you're probably familiar with application signatures. To put it simply, Android mandates that an app must be signed with the same key in order for the system to allow updating the app in question. Android verifies this by...

How to Permanently Stop Updates on an Android Application

There are many apps that exist out there that some feel were ruined with updates. Some changes range from including adware bundled with the app or the app basically changing into a piece of malware. QuickPic, an app that was once praised for being a lightweight app with a brilliant UI, was bought by Cheetah...

Google Camera with HDR+ Ported to Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 Devices

Despite the lavish praise the Google Nexus line received thanks to its openness to development, the smartphones have received much criticism for their camera prowess. That changed (though some would argue it hasn't) with the release of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, however, as Google took a more consumer directed approach to their smartphones and...

Decompile and Modify APKs on the go with APKTool for Android [XDA Spotlight]

APKTool is a powerful piece of software developed by XDA Senior Member ibotpeaches. The tool allows you to reverse engineer APK files, allowing you to decode resource files so you can modify them and then recompile the application. It is extremely difficult to qualify just how important this tool is to the Android community, but a list...

Android Wear 2.0 will Require Installing Apps from new Wear-based Play Store

Ian Lake is an Android Developer Advocate who has been responding to some Android Wear 2.0 questions over in the Android Wear Developers Google+ community. In one particular Google+ thread, a user inquired about the current distribution numbers for the various Android Wear platform versions. For now, Mr. Lake says that all watches are capable...

Google Photos v1.22 Prepares to Add Black Point, Saturation, Shadow, Temperature, and Tint Adjustment

Within each Google App update, there's always something interesting to find. For instance, a little over a week ago we discovered some exciting upcoming features within the Google Maps app. Google is always testing out new features for us to toy with, and with the latest Google Photos update come some hints about where Google is headed...

New App Runs Android Apps In Chrome

The Chrome app store has never quite had the same levels of attention as its Android counterpart. In an effort to end this, Google is supporting users of the new app ARC Welder, which using Google’s App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) allows you to run .apks in the Chrome browser.  Arc Welder is designed to give app developers...