Google Play offers an impressive smorgasbord of Android apps and games. So many, in fact, that it’s often difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. There are, however, certain apps that get everything right. And these are the apps Google has now decided to showcase on Google Play.
There are millions of Android apps and games available on Google Play. While this offers Android owners an inexhaustible selection of apps and games to choose from, sorting the wheat from the chaff is almost impossible. Thankfully, Google is here to help with what it calls Android Excellence.
Apps and Games As Chosen By Google
Android Excellence is a selection of the best Android apps and games, as chosen by Google’s editorial team. It will be updated quarterly, with a new set of apps and games being showcased every three months. These will all be considered the creme de la creme of Android content.
On the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Kacey Fahey states that Android Excellence showcases “apps and games that deliver incredible user experiences on Android, use many of our best practices, and have great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization.”
Google has already announced the first set of apps and games which have made the grade. There are 16 apps, including Citymapper, Evernote, Memrise, Pocket, and Skyscanner. And there are 16 games, including Golf Clash, Hitman GO, PAC-MAN 256, Pictionary, and Titan Brawl.
Android Excellence Is Better Late Than Never
Android Excellence is a fantastic initiative. Sure, curating collections of the best apps and games is something Google should have been doing already, and Apple has been offering similar editor’s choices for some time now. Still, Android Excellence is better late than never.
Do you regularly use Google Play? If so, do you follow direct links to the apps and games you want to download? Or do you browse Google Play hoping to find the best apps and games? What do you think of Android Excellence? Please let us know in the comments below!
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