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