OBB file extension - Android opaque binary blob archive
What is obb file? How to open obb files?
File extension obb is nowadays mostly related to Google Android mobile operating system for smart phones and tablets
OBB is short for Opaque Binary Blob files (.obb file), special archives created with the JOBB tool from Android SKD (now Android Studio).
This feature was introduced in Android 2.3 Gingerbread and allows developer to create apps larger than 50 MB. This is because Google Play (previously Android Market) does not allow .apk files bigger than this value.
In essence, an .obb file is an encrypted archive that contains data above the 50 MB limit, which in turn means that more multimedia content, HD graphics for apps. It can also be shared across multiple apps, for example navigation maps.
For games it means that it is possible for developers to offer more complex, graphics rich apps through the store.
The default software associated to obb file type:
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Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.
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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 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
List of software applications associated to the .obb file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open obb file, edit obb file, convert obb file, view obb file, play obb file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 of the obb files.
- Create obb file
- Recover obb file
- Others obb file