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App updates from different sources

I'd like to know why F-Droid shows updates before Google Play Store. Typically these are apps like Hacker's Keyboard and NetGuard Firewall, etc. Wouldn't the developers of such apps submit changes at ...
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How to make alternative app markets perform automatic updates?

I have tried F-Droid and the Amazon App Store, but I had to confirm every update manually. Is there a way to make any alternative app markets (i.e. not Google Play Store) auto-update in the background,...
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(ROOT apps, tweaks, roms, scripts, hacks) cydia like app for android? [closed]

i was wondering if there was an app for android that is like cydia. i want an app that has a huge collection of tweaks, hacks, roms, scrips, apps, themes; just like how cydia (for ios) has. im not ...
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How safe is the Aptoide apk?

I was going to install aptoide, but some of the permissions raised concerns for me. Why does is need my precise location, need to be able to add or remove accounts, create accounts and set passwords, ...
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How safe is it to use Aptoide?

As with the latest update to Google Play one now longer sees the full list of permissions requested by an app on install/update1, I feel my privacy invaded. Even worse, an app could sneak in ...
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Is there a shop like Cydia on iOS for Android? [duplicate]

Most apps in the Google Play store have a free version and a paid version. On iOS there is a shop called Cydia, where you can try out most apps for free before you buy them in the App Store. Is there ...
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Installing Android apps from Samsung store to non Samsung Android device like htc phone

I have a htc phone, I want to install few apps from Samsung market. But users of htc can not download apps from Samsung Market, Samsung Market is only available to Samsung devices. Does anyone know ...
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Do the apps purchased via SlideME.org give you notifications about available updates?

SlideME is a website where you can purchase apps (useful for countries where Play Store does not support purchase yet). Will I get a notification if their apps are updated?
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What are the alternative Android app markets?

How many competing Android markets (other than the Play Store itself) are there and are they any good? Which ones do you use and why?