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Google launches Android Experiments to showcase your most creative apps

A space for weird ideas

Having recently become a newly minted subsidiary of Alphabet, Google seems to be renewing its focus on its core businesses — Android, Search, and YouTube. In keeping with that, today Google announced Android Experiments, a site dedicated to encouraging and showcasing projects built off the OS.

A counterpart to Google's Chrome Experiments that was launched in 2009, the site is open to everyone. Anyone with the required software chops can submit projects and demos, as long as they meet certain requirements. As stated, all projects must be open source, work on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and higher, and "explore how we interact with our devices, in small and big ways." The submissions will then be reviewed by a developer team at Google, reports VentureBeat. And while not all submissions will be accepted, those that are will be searchable and available for download on Google Play.

Currently there are just 20 projects available on the site, but they span from augmented reality apps like Landmarker, which gives you information about the area your phone is pointed at, to an experimental drawing tool called Inkspace, to a variety of Android Wear watch faces.