Google Apps (or GApps as they are commonly referred to) is a service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under one name. Most of the applications can now be found and updated via the Google Play Store. In some ROMs, the Google Apps are included. These are usually stock ROMs (the ROM comes pre-loaded with your phone at the time of purchase i.e. it’s a ROM by manufacturer). Many AOSP ROMs like Cyanogenmod and AOKP, do not include the Google Apps due to some Licensing issue. They are after all proprietary code owned by Google and hence not included in the Android Open Source Project.
This Package includes following Apps:
- Google Play Store itself.
- Google Talk.
- Google Sync (for adding and synchronizing Google accounts).
- Google Backup Transport.
- Car Home.
- Google Maps.
- Google Search.
- Google Voice Search.
- Google Music.
- Google Docs.
We have classified Google Apps according to Android versions / ROM.
Cyanogenmod 11 (new)
For Android 4.4 only – KitKat GApps
All Devices (Full GApps): Mirror #1 – Mirror #2 – Mirror #3
Size: ~200 – 250 MB
All Devices (Compact KitKat GApps): Mirror #1 – Mirror #2 – Mirror #3
Size: ~80 – 90 MB
- For Android 4.3 only – Jelly Bean (JB)
- All devices: gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- For Android 4.2.2 only – Jelly Bean (JB)
- All devices: gapps-jb-20130301-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
Cyanogenmod 10.1.x (1)
- For Android 4.2.1 only – Jelly Bean (JB)
- All devices: gapps-jb-20121212-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- For Android 4.1.1 & 4.1.2 – Jelly Bean (JB)
- All Devices: gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- For Android 4.0.3 & 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
- All Devices: gapps-ics-20120429-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
Cyanogenmod 7.1.x & 7.2.x
- For Android 2.3.5, 2.3.6 & 2.3.7 – Gingerbread (GB)
- All Devices: gapps-gb-20110828-newtalk-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- Android 2.3.4 – Gingerbread (GB)
- All Devices: gapps-gb-20110613-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- For Android 2.3.3 – Gingerbread (GB)
- All Devices: gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- Android 2.3.2 – Gingerbread
- All Devices: gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
Cyanogenmod 6.0.x & 6.1.x
- For Android 2.2.0 & 2.2.3 – Froyo
- HDPI devices: gapps-hdpi-20101114-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- MDPI devices: gapps-mdpi-20110501-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
- TINY devices: gapps-mdpi-tiny-20101020-signed.zip (Mirror #1)
Download appropriate Google Apps package from above. Enjoy..
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