Google play store remain the largest android app store globally, with over 1.3 million apps available and over 50 billion downloads, almost every person must have heard about the Google playstore, but probably migt have not come across this 10 alternatives which I’m about to tell you. You migh be thinking of why you shpuld download from these alternatives when Google play store is the best and largest. Ok let’s see some reasons why you should try these alternatives.

Android App Stores

  1. Sometimes Google play store apps are country restricted.
  2. Some apps that are being paid for on Google play store are downloded for free on some other app stores.
  3. You can’t download apps from google plays tore if it’s not compactable with your device, but if you think that you can run the app on your smartphone then you can try any of this alternatives.

Note : If you want to install non Google play store apps, you will have to do the following in your setting on your android phone: Settings > Security menu and tick Unknown sources.
Okay! Let’s see some google playstore alternatives.

List Of 10 Google Play Store Alternatives

This app store comes pre-installed on many small android devices, mainly tablets, the Appslib app store has over 40,000 apps on its app market. Though this one is mostly found on android devices which couldnt get Google certification.

Samsung has been doing good in the mobile market esspecially in their androis series, servicec and contents have been offered by samsung and among these are apps known as Samsung Galaxy Apps. Unlike some other Android app stores, the Samsung Apps validates all third-party applications for malware and harmful content before making them available for download or purchase through the store.This validation process includes verification of installation permissions.

8. 1MOBILE :
This is another app store that rock’s, the 1Mobile app store has almost 1 million apps available on its app market, its leaves you confused as to which app you shoud download, as there are alot of apps available for download.

This community driven mobile market allows it’s users to create and share a wide variety of mobile content, you’ll get to love Mobango as not only mobile apps are being shared. Probably, I wouldn’t call it an android market, as other mobile OS like Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Java, Symbian are also well represented with Over 100, 000 apps and has over 1 billion totally downloads.

This is another large directory of android apps, I refer this to a ‘modern android app market’, it has a very simple and clean interface and also easy to navigate around, which makes it user friendly. Whats else does Mobogenie Market do? They let you download free ringtones, download youtube videos directly on your mobile etc.

The Opera app store has alot of app categories available for download, this app store has been around for a while now, there are alot of apps for different OS but assuredly you can get almost every app you nees and also they are safe for your device.

Some Android devices don’t come with Google play store, and most of them have SlideMe as an alternative. It offers a wide range of free and premium android Apps from application developers all over the world. You can check it out.

3. GETJAR :This app store has over 2 billion apps with over 3 million daily download, app developers are allowed to upload their apps on getjar for free, giving people access to free downloads of supposed paid apps. GetJar interface is almost similar to play storE it also has various categories like games, music, health, movies etc. One good thing about this app store is that one can use this app store on other operating systems like iOS, windows etc.

2. F-DROID :
When searching for the good free and open source android app repository also when talking about where else to download malware free android apps then F-droid is another great option. as this is one of the most secured android app market place with very strict requirements before an app can be uploaded on the app store. The number of apps ready for download on F-Droid is little compared to most app stores as most developers find it difficult to meet up the strict requirements.

1. AMAZON APP STORE :The Amazon App Store is the official app store which is pre-installed on Amazon Kindle Fire Devices by Amazon, this is the first on my list as it is a major competitor of the Google’s Play Store with lots of cool features which include getting a free premium app on daily bases, and you also get to try a premium app for a day. As at now, the Amazon App Store has over 250,000 android apps both free and paid. If you are looking for a place to download malware free apps then your first alternative to Google Play Store should be the Amazon App Store as they screen well apps before allowing on their android app market.

These ten App Markets are great ones with wonderful feature, you can go see for yourself and tell us your experience via the comment section. If there are some more Apps Market you know that offer android apps for download, you are also free to let us know using the comment box too.


  1. Hi Larry

    Thanks for the information as I needed it. There are some apps that I see which are not in Google app because they are restricted and I don’t know anywhere else to search for them. This posts gives me other alternatives to Google store. Thanks for sharing

    • Hi Ikechi,
      It’s very good you could come across alternatives that could help you, these app stores are nice onec with wonderful interface and user friendly designs.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. This is nice but pls can I get an app that can write down words in igbo when saying it or app I can use to convert english to igbo cos I want to create something

    • Hello Ma’am Debbie,
      It’s good to know that you love apps, and have also tried the Samsung and Amazon app store. You can still check on others, as they have cool apps that you’ll love.

  3. other than the google playstore I think amazon is a good place to get android apps as you’ve mentioned, even for bb10 devices. Never really noted this restrictions as placed by the google playstore, always seemed to get most apps i wanted. good post though..

    • Hello Gracia,
      Amazon app store is one place I’ll always recommend to other for wonderful and interesting android apps, but the rest on the list are surely nice, you can check them out.
      Sure Google play has some restrictions as I’ve written above.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I am glad to see so many alternatives here. I have had so many problems with Google play, and am happy to see there are other sites available.

    • Hi Wilbur,
      Samsung App Store is also a nice app store, it’s goos that you’ve taken advantage of it. You can also give other’s a try, i’m sure you’ll love them.
      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hello Kristin,
      Welcome to my blog, it feels really nice seeing you here, hope you are having a wonderful tour arround. I’m sure that by the time you are through with checking out these app store you’ll be confused as to which app you’ll download, as there are alot of apps in stock for you, thanks for stopping by.

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