PLEASE READ: Apps is a shortcut that launches the Play Store's Top Charts filtered to show you only apps and not games. It DOES NOT allow you to download.
Here are 17 places to find free and paid apps without Google's help. The list is arranged alphabetically, but not all of these app stores are.
Is there a way to download and install apps without google getting its hooks into me? . us Android, a free operating system for companies to use on their phones. A Google account is required to use the Play Store (a.k.a. Google Market).