Google announces the winners of the inaugural Play Awards


So far at I/O 2016 we’ve seen Google announce two new messaging apps (Allo and Duo), a competitor to Amazon’s Echo device called Google Home, Google Assistant, Instant apps, Android Wear 2.0, its VR  platform called Daydream, as well as the news that the Play Store is coming to Chrome OS. It’s a whole lot to take in. On a somewhat lighter note, though, the search giant has also announced the inaugural winners of its Play Awards. Join us after the break for more details on the winning games and apps.

The Play Awards saw winners picked from a variety of categories, with the apps or games having had to have either launched or received a major update in the previous 12 months, being judged on the quality of the app as well how innovative it was. We have the full list of winners below, separated by category.

Play Awards Winners

The winners were chosen from a list of 5 nominations for each of the ten categories. How many of the winning apps do you have installed on your smartphone or tablet?

Source: Google (Twitter)

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).