The INSIDER Summary:
- Google announced a new program called Android Excellence on Tuesday.
- The Editor’s Choice section of Google Play will now feature a list of the best apps and games, curated by Google’s editorial team.
- The Android Excellence apps and games will be updated quarterly.
- Here are the best games and apps right now.
On Tuesday, Google added a new category to its Play Store called Android Excellence.
Updated quarterly, the program will feature lists of apps and games curated by Google’s editorial team. You can expect these apps and games to “deliver incredible user experiences,” “have great design,” and more, Google said in a blog post.
This move comes hot on the heels of Apple’s announcements at WWDC 2017 on June 5, one of which was a redesigned App Store for iOS 11 coming this fall. Like Apple, Google is making it easier than ever for users to discover both the best and newest apps and games.
You can find the Android Excellence apps and games in the updated Editor’s Choice section in Google Play. From an app that’ll help you navigate new cities to a Star Wars-inspired game, check out the first round of apps chosen by Google:
Android Excellence Apps
- AliExpress by Alibaba Mobile
- B&H Photo Video by B&H Photo Video
- Citymapper by Citymapper Limited
- Drivvo by Drivvo
- drupe by drupe
- Evernote by Evernote Corporation
- HotelTonight by HotelTonight
- Kitchen Stories by Kitchen Stories
- Komoot by komoot GmbH
- Lifesum by Lifesum
- Memrise by Memrise
- Pocket by Read It Later
- Runtastic Running & Fitness by Runtastic
- Skyscanner by Skyscanner Ltd
- Sleep as Android by Urbandroid Team
- Vivino by Vivino
Android Excellence Games
- After the End Forsaken Destiny by NEXON M Inc.
- CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars by ZeptoLab
- Golf Clash by Playdemic
- Hitman GO Square Enix Ltd
- Horizon Chase by Aquiris Game Studio S.A
- Kill Shot Bravo by Hothead Games
- Lineage Red Knights by NCSOFT Corporation
- Nonstop Knight by flaregames
- PAC-MAN 256 – Endless Maze by Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe
- Pictionary™ by Etermax
- Reigns by DevolverDigital
- Riptide GP: Renegade by Vector Unit
- Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes by Electronic Arts
- Titan Brawl by Omnidrone
- Toca Blocks by Toca Boca
- Transformers: Forged to Fight by Kabam
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