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Google announces 2017 Google Play Award winners

Here are Google’s picks for the best apps in the Google Play Store.

As part of the Google I/O festivities, Google held a ceremony to announce the winners of the 2nd annual Google Play Awards.

With over 85 billion downloads from the Google Play Store, it’s always nice to see Google give some praise to the most innovative and interesting apps of the past year. Google has highlighted 12 apps this year, each chosen for its outstanding  [Read More…]

Check out this year’s Google Play Award Winners

As expected, during its I/O Google announced the winners of the Google Play Awards. The nominees were announced a few weeks back and you can check our earlier post for a quick refresh. With more than 2.8 million apps (as of March 2017) available in the Play Store, it wasn’t easy to choose the winners. […]

Motorola’s announces Moto Mods hackathon winners

Motorola’s Moto Z lineup is a pretty special crop. These smartphones are known for their Moto Mods, accessories that that can be snapped onto the device via magnets and add extra functionalities. It seems like Motorola is really counting on Mods to attract more customers towards the Moto Z family, as the company pledged to

Google announces the 2016 Material Design Award winners

Google recognizes best-in-class apps design and the people who develop them with the 2016 Material Design Awards.

Google introduced the Material Design Award in 2015 to showcase applications that embrace and embody Android’s design principles better than any others. At Google I/O 2016, the app Robinhood won the Google Play Award for Best Use of Material Design, and today they are announcing the category winners for 2016.

The awards are broken into categories that highlight how  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Winners and losers

The ever-changing smartphone market is hard to track, and sometimes predictions go overboard.

With the Galaxy Note 7 officially dead and close to buried, focus has shifted from talking about the product and recall itself over to what the short- and long-term impacts will be for Samsung. We know the immediate financial impact on Samsung Electronics will total at least $ 5 billion in losses for just the next few quarters, not to mention the unknown  [Read More…]

Google announces winners of the Android Experiments I/O Challenge

Google has just announced the winners of its Android Experiments I/O Challenge. Announced in March, Google tasked developers with coming up with creative uses for Android, with a free trip to Google I/O up for grabs for the three grand prize winners.

One of the grand prize winners was Al Bencomo, who developed the autonomous Android vehicle you can check out in the video above. Bencomo creatively uses the camera and IR sensors on an Android phone to navigate,  [Read More…]

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  [Read More…]

Here are our Honor 5X winners!

It’s time to announce who the winners of our Honor 5X contest are! We had almost 100,000 entries, so it’s clear that you guys are excited for this new offering from Huawei, and we’re not going to waste any more time wrapping this contest up. Let’s see who the winners are!

Big congratulations to Usman A. (username wizfan94), Holly L. (username hleichtman), and Kenny S. (username Deadpenguins)! You have each won a brand new Honor 5x phone!  [Read More…]

Announcing the ‘AC Photo Contest: History’ winners!

In our latest photo contest we put out the call for your historical photos — not necessarily old pictures themselves, but of old subjects — and you all responded with some great offerings. We narrowed things down to the four winners to receive prizes, and you can see each one below.

Winner of a Google Cardboard unit, isabel95!

Maybe it’s the black and white that really sets it off, but seeing all of the  [Read More…]

Announcing the ‘AC Photo Contest: Reflection’ winners!

This is one of those contests where we really wish we could have picked more than just three winners, and it made it tough to narrow things down. After plenty of deliberation we managed to do it, and you can find all three below!

Winner of an Anker QC 3.0 charger, jasoraso!

Most of the “reflection” pictures we saw in this contest were the usual types, but this one really caught our eyes. The  [Read More…]