How To Install the Android Market and other APK files to your Android Tablet


download android market,install android market,how to install andriod market,android tablets,chinese android tabletSo you’ve bought yourself one of the many Chinese made Android tablets? And the past few days you’ve been playing with the pre installed apps and browsing the web, but now you want more! You really want to see what this tablet (or phone) can do!

It’s time to install the Android market and other awesome Android APK files!

But wait one cotton picking moment! Where’s the Android Market place App, or should we call it Google Play?
Now, before we start with this very, very, super, duper easy install I’m going to give you both the good and bad news.
The good news is that at the end of this post I will give you the download links to both the English Android Market App and the Chinese.
The bad news is you may have to use the Chinese version, but try both to see what happens.
Let’s Get Started

How To Install the Android Market and other APK files to your Android Tablet

Instructions how to install the Android Market

1) go to settings > applications

The first item on the menu says ‘Unknown Sources: Allow Install of non-Market application’ check the box next to it. A warning will pop up just click ‘ok’.

2) Still on your tablet head out of the settings and open your browser and head to this web page (this actual web page they one you’re reading)

how to install android applications,how to install the android market,install android market android tablet3) Download the Android Market

Here are the links for the .apk files. Choose either the English (it may not work) or Chinese and download from the links below:-

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The download should only take a short time. Once completed click on the .apk file you downloaded and choose “install“.

The install should take a few seconds and you will get the option to open it.
Enjoy the market!

The same method will work for any .apk file and will also work if you install from an email attachment.

Possible problems!

If you choose to download and install the English version you may find that the application downloads and install just fine, but then won’t open.

Try turning the device on and off and opening it again. If it still fails to open you will either have to ‘root’ your device and install a proxy hack OR download the Chinese version. Luckily the popular free apps mostly have English names so it should be easy(ish) to use.

How did this work for you? Let us know in the comments section below!

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9 Comments

  1. Kejinli Ben321
    March 16, 2012

    i have the chinese one but wanna install the english. after downloaded it cant be installed why ?

  2. 5jm1152Theprogram23
    March 18, 2012

    Hmm.. I get error “Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_MISSING_SHARED_LIBRARY]”

    Anything I’m supposed to install first?

  3. Linda Gallaway Moore
    March 18, 2012

    Tried your option. Nothing works despite 100% adherence to your instructions. Wasted four hours of my life that I will never get back.

  4. Yanirisperalta
    March 29, 2012

    After choosing installed it says “application not installed”, even though it’s downloaded. What now??

  5. Debbyxtreme
    April 3, 2012

    tried both enlish and chinese to add android market to nextbook and neither worked

  6. Happymargo
    April 8, 2012

    Both gone from links

  7. Pennie
    April 15, 2012

    Links are no longer valid

  8. kbbie
    April 26, 2012

    i do not have the unknown sources as the option I can see on my tablet — help

  9. Cubbie3798
    May 9, 2012

    Links don’t work, but once on that site, you can still search for the Android Market app. I could only install the Chinese one. It installed, but won’t run!