January 13, 2021
Google Play Android Excellence

New Google Play Android Excellence Collection Highlights the Best Mobile Apps

A new Google Play Android Excellence collection touts lists of the best mobile apps and games, updated quarterly, for users to get recommendations…

Google has announced a new program which highlights the best apps — the Google Play Android Excellence collection. The compilation curated by the Google editorial team, features a virtual carousel of apps which deliver high quality Android UX or user experience.

New Google Play Android Excellence Collection Features the Best Mobile Apps

The featured apps carefully follow Google’s own “best practices,” as well as contain, “great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization.” The new highlight is a revamp of Google’s Editor’s Choice section in the Play Store.

Google Play Android Excellence example
Credit: Google

“Every day developers around the world are hard at work creating high quality apps and games on Android. Striving to deliver amazing experiences for an ever-growing diverse user base, we’ve seen a significant increase in the level of polish and quality of apps and games on Google Play,” Kacey Fahey, Developer Marketing, Google Play, explains.

To see what Google itself deems the best of the best, check out the complete list of apps and games on the official Android developers’ blog.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Google Maps Local Guides program is receiving new levels, badges, and more. And, a recent Android Gboard update now uses machine learning to enhance users’ creativity with emoji search.

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