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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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What is the market share for different app stores across the European countries and overall across the continents?

I have been looking all over the internet to find the answer to this question, but I haven't succeeded yet. Is there anyone who can help me to share such information? I would love to know what is the ...
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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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Is there such thing as an android game market that forbids apps with in-app purchasing?

The Play store and Amazon app store are just full of these horrid, "free" games that are actually crippled unless you want to spend (a lot more than a game like that is really worth). You know the ...
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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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Downloaded Applanet apps

Are apps downloaded from Applanet safe for use? Can they have any malware?
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Is Appbucket a legal app store?

I just found an Android web store called AppBucket. When you pay a subscription, you can download non-free software from their service. The site doesn't really explain what kind of deals they have ...
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do the apps purchased via slideme.org give you notifications about avaliable updates? (like the apps from android market)

http://www.slideme.org/ is a website where you can purchase apps (useful for countries where android market does not support purchase yet).
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What are the alternative Android app markets?

How many competing Android markets (other than Android Market itself) are there and are they any good? I know that there are at least two others: SlideME and AppBrain which I have looked at and seem ...