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Conversion of TAR archives to APK packages. TAR to APK converters.

Although you could repack TAR archives to APK (which in most cases are ZIPs anyway) it would do not good, because in order for an APK to be useable as installation package for Android platform, it needs to have a special structure.

However, keep in mind that conversion of Linux apps (sometimes in .tar files) to Android apps (.apk) is not possible.

Updated: September 5, 2022

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Files with tar extension may be most often found as compressed archives in Unix standard archive format.


An apk file extension is used for Google Android application packages for Android based devices. apk files are basically a renamed zip files, used to install apps to Android smart phones and tablets.

Files with apk file extension were also found in older GameSpy Arcade service for multiplayer gaming.

Files with apk file extension might also be found as projects from Active Tutor authoring tool by 4C Soft.

An apk file extension is related to the Microsoft Train Simulator and used for its packaged activity files. An apk files also uses Quake 2 first person action shooter computer game.

Files with apk file extension may also be application packages for Asustor ADM operating system. Not to be confused with Android files.


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