1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Is there a app or website that allows you to download apk files for windows phone without downloading excess apps?
    Is there a app or website that allows you to download xap files for windows phone without downloading excess files?
    07-25-2015 06:29 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    There is no such thing as ".apk files for windows phones". Apps with the .apk file extension only work in the Android OS; thye are not compatible with the Windows Phone OS.

    There are websites that say that their .apk files are for Windows Phones, but those websites are fraudulent simply because .apk files won't even run in Windows Phones in the first place and are, therefore, not "for" Windows Phones.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-25-2015 06:38 AM
  3. mjyumping's Avatar
    Checkout Project Astoria
    https://dev.windows.com/en-us/uwp-br...roject-astoria

    You may not be able to install an apk to windows phone, but you can make one for. Project Astoria allows to easily transform an android app to submit for the Windows store if you are a developer.
    gpobernardo and xandros9 like this.
    07-25-2015 06:41 AM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    In Windows 10, Microsoft will make it easier for developers to make Windows Phone apps from Android apps. However, developers need to "convert" their .apk Android file into the equivalent for Windows Phones so that the equivalent Windows Phone version of their app will be available for Windows Phone users. However, the original .apk files still won't run in Windows Phones.
    07-25-2015 06:48 AM

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