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Here are the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards

Google has selected the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards at I/O 2016, highlighting this year's best apps and games. The search giant has picked apps and games from a variety of categories, focusing on metrics like innovation and app quality, or apps that make the best use of Google Play's game services or Material Design guidelines. Interior design app Houzz has picked up the honor of the best app, while popular multiplayer title Clash Royale was awarded the best game.

Here's the full list of this year's winners:

Google picked the winners from a shortlist of five apps across ten categories. Head to the link below to see all the apps nominated for the Google Play Awards.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Clash Royale is one of my favorite games right now. If only I could stop fluctuating trophies so much. AT&T Galaxy Note 4
  • Really, an in-app-ocalypse is your "Best Game," Google? It could've been LIMBO, or Final Fantasy, or ANY TellTale title, but you chose that.
  • Or how about any of the Room games? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It may be an In-App-Ocalypse, or wherever, but it is a great game! it has a lot of engagement even if you don't spent money (I didn't pay for an IAP in this game and I feel like it is a great game)
    Please don't belittle the hard design work behind the games.
    I think it deserve to be "the best" game. Also you don't have annoying ads in the game. It is great imo :)
  • Horrible game choice #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • Robinhood? Really?
    Like literally, Wtf, show me one element in that whole app which has the right specs according to the guidelines, even my apps respect them more than this app! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Best early adopter: World Around Me? I suppose no one who chose this ever heard of Layar that does the same thing and more. It has been since Android was rocking Gingerbread.
  • AlphaBear! Great game :D I think there are many other great indie games, but AlphaBear sound like a right choice :D