Yesterday was an interesting day for Android users in China as the official Android market was blocked for the day.
While the market is back up and running for the moment what if it happens again? Or what if you are one of the unlucky Android users who didn’t get the official Android market on your device when you bought it?
Well here are some excellent Android market alternatives for you to take a look at!
Touting itself as the ‘iTunes of Android’ Wandoujia is a PC desktop client which allows you to manage all the content on your Android tablet or phone. Music, movies, contacts and applications can all be backed up and rearranged through the client.
Best of all is that Wandoujia will search a database of 3rd party Android markets and allow you to download apps from them, it will even let you know when updates are available too!
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Not an App or client but an actual web forum where Android users can share and distribute applications. While you might be rubbing your hands together at the prospect of downloading some free pirated apps, be warned that some may be filled with malware.
You have been warned.
MIUI are the people who made headlines a few weeks ago with announcement of the Xiaomi Android smartphone.
There website has a forum where Xiaomi fans are able to download and share applications together, again be wary of malware.
This is my personal fave and has either a web based side or desktop client, which features all the top Android downloads including games!
Again you may find a lot of cracked or pirated apps here so download at your own risk.
Techrice.com originally compiled this list but we have added Pandaapp and our personal comments. Head to the Techrice article for their views on each and a few more alternative Android application markets.