An aar file extension is related to the Google Android operating system and used for its library project files.

There is one other file type using
the AAR file extension!

empty icon.aar - Apache Axis2 archive

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AAR file extension - Google Android library project

What is aar file? How to open aar files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The aar file extension is associated with the Google Android, an operating system for smart phones, tablets, smart TVs and other devices.

The aar file stores Google Android library project created in the Google Android SDK Tools.

The default software associated to open aar file:

Google Android SDK Tools icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle Android SDK Tools  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

SDK Tools is a downloadable component for the Android SDK. It includes the complete set of development and debugging tools for the Android SDK.

SDK Tools contains

  • Android SDK Tools
  • Android SDK Platform-tools
  • Android SDK Build-tools

Google Android icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

A popular operating system for smart phones and tablet computers developed by the Google. Android is based on the Linux kernel. Basic Android's applications are closely related to Google account and services such as Gmail, Calendar, Maps, YouTube, etc.

Applications for Android are written in Java source code but finally compiled for Android Dalvik virtual machine. In Android 4.4 and later is used new runtime environment called Android Runtime (ART) with JIT compiler.

New applications for Android are available on the Google Play a one of the basic applications in clean Android installation.

Google Android operating system versions:

  • Android 9 Pie
  • Android 8 O (Oreo)
  • Android 7 Nougat
  • Android 6 Marshmallow
  • Android 5 Lollipop
  • 4.4.x KitKat
  • 4.3.x Jellybean
  • 4.2.x Jellybean
  • 4.1.x Jellybean
  • 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 3.x.x Honeycomb
  • 2.3.x Gingerbread
  • 2.2 Froyo
  • 2.1 Eclair
  • 1.6 Donut
  • 1.5 Cupcake

Help how to open:

Use Android SDK Tools to open *.aar files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .aar file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open aar file, edit aar file, convert aar file, view aar file, play aar file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting aar files.

Software that open aar file - Google Android library project

Programs supporting the exension aar on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open aar file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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