The Android Market is growing everyday and is slowly catching up with Apple’s App Store. And like you all know, with Android comes more freedom. Apple product are always limited, but of course you can get rid of those limitations if you wanted. Android OS is supported on some many phones, such that there are feature phones that do not have Wi-Fi etc but can run the OS. On such phones, it isn’t easy to download apps using the Market app, because it would be super slow over the Data connection, unless you have 3G. So, today I’ll be showing you how to download Android apps to PC from the Android Market.
A lot of people own low-end Android phones that doesn’t come with Wi-Fi or even 3G, in such cases wouldn’t it be nice to download applications to your computer and then transfer them to your device. Yes, you can do that! Thanks to a new Chrome browser extension, Android users can download apps from the Android market to their PC. There is not much to do here, just download them apps and install them on your device. Normally these low end phones do come with memory cards, which can be connected to your PC.
Android Market is the number one marketplace for Android users to look for apps and it’s web interface is much easier to view. Look for your favorite apps and download them directly to your PC using APK Downloader. As far as I know, this extension can only download the apk from Android Market.
Download Android Apps to PC from Android Market
So, here’s how to get those free games and apps installed on your Android device even if you don’t have Wi-Fi or 3G. Follow the instructions below and make sure you have Google’s Chrome browser installed and running.
- From Chrome browser, go to this link and install the extension.
- You’ll get an error about SSL Error Warning. Don’t worry about it. Here’s what you should do to get rid of it. Right click on Chrome icon, select properties and navigate to Shortcut tab. Now you’ll have to add this parameter “ --ignore-certificate-errors ” at the end of the target box.
- Now, go to the Android market and look for the app that you want to download. Click on the Icon at the end of the address bar to start downloading the apk of that app to your PC.
- Make sure you’re logged in to your Google account and know your Android Device ID for this to work. Well, it’s not very important to know your device ID, but you have to log in to see that download icon. That’s pretty much it. You have successfully download an Android app to the PC from the Android Market.
Once you have the apk file for the app, transfer it to your device using a USB cable or via the memory card. Locate the apk on your mobile device and install it. You can download games and many other apps that doesn’t require an internet connection and enjoy them on your device. See how easy it was to download Android apps to PC ? Do try this extension and ask for our help if you come across any problems during installation or use.