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Google posts latest batch of Android Excellence apps and games

The new list Android Excellence games and apps, which are awarded for their sleek design and Android optimization, went live today. Is your favorite app on the list?

Published onJanuary 12, 2018

  • Google updated the Android Excellence list with a new set of apps and games.
  • Android Excellence apps are standouts noted for design, usability, and Android optimization.
  • Some apps are hugely popular, while others are quite obscure.

Everyone has at least one indispensable app on their phone. You know the one; that app you use every day and can’t imagine how you could ever do without. Maybe it’s a productivity app that keeps your life in order, or the social network you use to connect with friends, colleagues, and family. It could even be an engrossing game that you’ve spent more hours playing than you would ever actually admit.

Whatever it is, one of the most likely reasons you love that app so much is that it is well-designed, stable, optimized properly, and gives you a fantastic experience.

Google today announced the newest batch of games and apps to be added to its Android Excellence list. The category was introduced to the Google Play store in June, featuring apps that raise the bar in how they treat the user experience and function. Sales and installs are not a factor here; the qualifications are strictly focused on design and usability. Some entries made complete sense, like the Airbnb app. Others were surprising, like the Blink Health Low Rx Prices app, which currently sits at only 100,000 installs.

The games on display follow a similar path, with blockbuster Lords Mobile (50 million+ installs) sitting right next to Lumino City, which only has about 10,000 installs. Hopefully, the Lumino City developers are ready for those numbers to jump way up over the next few days.

You can see the full list of apps here, and the list of games here.

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