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Google Play Awards coming to Google I/O 2016

Update: check out the winners of Google Play Awards 2016!

Google I/O 2016 will launch the first annual Google Play Awards for the best Android apps and games. Attend in person or watch the live stream on May 19th at 7:00 pm PDT. Google says in the last year they have reached more than 1 billion Android users across more then 190 countries- the awards ceremony is a way to recognize the hard work of the developer community. The team at Google has selected the top apps based on the following criteria; app quality, innovation, and having a launch or major update in the last 12 months. Here is the full list of five nominees across ten award categories:

Standout Startup

Dubsmash
Hopper
Musical.ly
Robinhood
Vrse
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Standout Indie

Alphabear
Alto’s Adventure
Fast like a Fox
Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Prune
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Best Families App

Card Wars – Adventure Time
LEGO Jurassic World™
My Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thinkrolls 2
Toca Nature
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Best Use of Material Design

Bring!
Robinhood
The Fabulous
Todoist
Vevo
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Best Use of Google Play Game Services

Sea Battle 2
Table Tennis Touch
Tapventures
TowerMadness 2
Zombie Highway 2
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Early Adopter

Glide
Mechanic Escape
Minecraft: Story Mode
World Around Me
Zumper
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Go Global

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
Freeletics Bodyweight
Memrise
Musixmatch
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile
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Most Innovative

Fast like a Fox
NYT VR
SmartNews
The Fabulous
This War of Mine
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Best App

BuzzFeed News
Colorfy
Houzz
TuneIn Radio
Yummly
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Best Game

Alphabear
Clash of Kings
Clash Royale
MARVEL Future Fight
Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes
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Source: Android Developers Blog

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