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.apk

File Type Generic IconAndroid Package File
File Format Proprietary (Google)
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Popular
Description

APK or the "Application Package Format" is the standard file format used for distributing and installing applications on Android devices. It is a variation of the .JAR format, which is used for Java archives.

APK files typically contain the following files and folders:

  • META-INF folder - contains manifest and cerficiate files
  • res folder - contains application resources
  • AndroidManifest.xml
  • classes.dex
  • resources.arsc


APK files are usually created with the Google Android SDK. The contents of an APK file can be extracted and installed by the Android operating system.

Open With
Windows

IconGoogle Android Studio

IconAndroid Debug Bridge

IconBlueStacks

macOS

IconGoogle Android Studio

IconAndroid Debug Bridge

IconApple Archive Utility

Unix

IconGoogle Android Studio

IconAndroid Debug Bridge

IconGenymotion

Updated December 9, 2011
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference
https://pc.net/extensions/file/apk
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