Vexed because you can’t download those cool free apps from Mobango? Or just frustrated that Android Market doesn’t let people in your town download apps? Here’s some good news to cheer you up.
XDA member Enzola has come up with a new application that will enable you to install .apk files downloaded on your PC to your Android device seamlessly. This means that your mobile app options would no longer be limited to merely those found in the Android Market. Lots of developers opt to publish their apps in other marketplaces and in their own sites for more control on the distribution of the app, making sure that updates are always timely and avoiding the hassle of dealing with Google’s policies and payments.
Thanks to the heaven-sent Android Injector, you can easily transfer the apps downloaded to your PC from Getjar (or anywhere else, for that matter) to your mobile phone through the USB. (Yes, you got that right. Just the USB.)
You just have to enable USB debugging on your mobile device and install the necessary ADB drivers on your PC. You don’t even need to have your mobile device rooted. And yes, you also have the option of installing all the apps you want at the same time.
It’s a great solution really. And it came just when most Android users finally resolved to using apps offered by the Android Market. Now you won’t be chained to the whims of what Google wants and doesn’t want on your phone.
via XDA developers
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But more has to be done to untie the Android platform from Google Market!
I dream of a packages system similar to the ones already available for many Linux distributions and where I may have a choice to install only Libre/Free Software.
We can but dream right?
“In a world where appstores dominate, one man will fight for the freedom of mobile apps everywhere…”
This is coming sooner than you think! Packages like Cynanogen Mod already do this to a certain degree, and are likely to increase in breadth and depth in the near future.
It’s all about the apps!
I used it last night to get the free Amazon app of the day. Followed the directions as outlined by someone on Lifehacker and with a few tweaks, successfully downloaded and installed the app. The directions were for using a Motorola phone and I have a Samsung Captivate. My Samsung is supposed to have the new software push from AT&T but no luck yet. So, I am very pleased with Android Injector.
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