The nominees for the 2017 Google Play Awards were announced today

The Google Play Awards are meant to promote and celebrate good game and app developers that created outstanding products for the Android system throughout the year. This year, the awards will take place Thursday, May 18 at 6:30pm PST, during Google I/O, Big G's annual developer festival.

A few weeks ahead of time, though, we get a glimpse at the categories and the nominees that Google employees hand-picked. There are twelve categories this year, with between three and five nominees each. You can find a full list below, and you can check out the games and apps themselves if you follow the source link at the end of this piece.


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