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2018 Google Play Awards winners announced ahead of Google I/O keynote

Updated 5 years ago
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Google’s I/O keynote is almost upon us, the company’s major developer event of the year where Google will unveil some of its newest innovations when it comes to software. Android P, of course, will be one of the main highlights of the event, as Google is bound to introduce some of the most important features for Android going forward. And because this is an event for developers, Google will talk about how its latest Android features can be used in the future generation of Android apps.

While you wait for more Android P secrets to be unveiled — the update is available in beta right now, so we do know a few things about it going into I/O 2018 — you might be interested to discover the best Android apps of the year, as Google hosted the other day its third annual Google Play Award ceremony.

Here are this year’s 2018 Google Play awards winners. :

  • Standout Well-Being App: Simple Habit
  • Best Accessibility Experience: Be My Eyes
  • Best Social Impact: Khan Academy
  • Standout Indie: Old Man’s Journey
  • Best Community Building Game: Episode
  • Best AR or VR Experience: BBC Earth: Life in VR
  • Standout Build for Billions Experience: Flipkart
  • Standout Startup: Canva
  • Best Breakthrough Hit: Empires & Puzzles

You can check out all these apps, as well as the other finalists by visiting this link. The main Google I/O keynote meanwhile will start at 10:00 AM PT (13:00 AM ET) and will be streamed online.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.