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

Standout Indie

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

Best Families App

Card Wars – Adventure Time
LEGO Jurassic World™
My Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thinkrolls 2
Toca Nature

Best Use of Material Design

Bring!
Robinhood
The Fabulous
Todoist
Vevo

Best Use of Google Play Game Services

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

Early Adopter

Glide
Mechanic Escape
Minecraft: Story Mode
World Around Me
Zumper

Go Global

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

Most Innovative

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

Best App

BuzzFeed News
Colorfy
Houzz
TuneIn Radio
Yummly

Best Game

Alphabear
Clash of Kings
Clash Royale
MARVEL Future Fight
Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

Source: Android Developers Blog

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