Wikipedia

Official feature-rich viewer of the free online encyclopedia
The official Wikipedia Android app is designed to help you find, discover, and explore knowledge on Wikipedia. Settle a bet with a friend by doing a quick search through the app, or dive into featured articles, images, recommended articles, and more using the explore feed. With more than 39 million articles in nearly 300 languages, your favorite free online encyclopedia is now at your fingertips.

Features:

Explore feed - The new ‘explore feed’ offers recommended and constantly updating Wikipedia content right on the home screen, including trending articles, current events, suggested reading, and more.

Voice-integrated search - Easily find what you’re looking for with a prominent search bar at the top of the app, including voice-enabled search on your device.

Nearby - Learn more about what’s around you by selecting points on an interactive map to see articles related to your current and nearby location.

Language support - Seamlessly switch to reading any language-supported Wikipedia, either by changing the language of the current article, or changing your preferred search language while searching.

Link previews - Tap on an article to preview it, without losing your place in what you’re currently reading. Press and hold a link to open it in a new tab, allowing you to keep reading the current article without losing your place, and switch to the new tab when you're ready.

Table of contents - swipe left on any article to bring up the table of contents, which lets you jump to article sections easily.

Reading lists - Organize the articles you browse into reading lists, which you can access even when you're offline. Create as many lists as you like, give them custom names and descriptions, and populate them with articles from any language wiki.

Image gallery - Tap on an image to view the image full-screen in high resolution, with options to swipe for browsing additional images.

Definitions from Wiktionary - Tap-and-hold to highlight a word, then tap the "Define" button to see a definition of the word from Wiktionary.

Wikipedia Zero - Access Wikipedia for Android free of data charges for participating mobile operators. (link to participating operators).

Send us your feedback about the app! In the menu, press "Settings", then "About the Wikipedia app", then "Send app feedback".

The code is 100% open source. If you have experience with Java and the Android SDK, then we look forward to your contributions! https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia

By using this app, you agree to the automatic transmission of crash reports to a third-party service provider. If you would like to disable this feature, please press "Settings," then toggle off "Send crash reports" under the Privacy section.
Explanation of permissions needed by the app: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Android_FAQ#Security_and_Permissions

Privacy policy: https://m.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Crash report third-party service provider privacy policy: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/OnlineServices/Default.aspx

Terms of Use: https://m.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Terms_of_Use

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable organization funded mainly through donations. For more information, please visit our website: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home.
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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version r/2.7.50282-r-2019-05-24 (50282) - Added on 2019-05-30

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • find accounts on the device
      Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
      (5.1)
    • (5.1)
    • (5.1)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version r/2.7.280-r-2019-05-01 (280) - Added on 2019-05-03

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • find accounts on the device
      Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
      (5.1)
    • (5.1)
    • (5.1)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version r/2.7.279-r-2019-04-22 (279) - Added on 2019-04-23

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • find accounts on the device
      Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.
      (5.1)
    • (5.1)
    • (5.1)
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 16 MiB PGP Signature