Install *.apk to android phone

It was disappointing that the android devices selling in most of the gulf countries doesnt have market place installed :( – One of the core and major feature of androis is missing.

Anyway the softwares available in Android Package file (apk) can be installed by downloading it to the pc using adb

eg: to install slide me market place, an alternative for google market place.
download the latest apk from
$ ./adb install ~/sam2.apk
1686 KB/s (506724 bytes in 0.293s)
pkg: /data/local/tmp/sam2.apk


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