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Google wants developers making crazy Android experiments

The best projects will be rewarded with I/O conference tickets.

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Last year, Google launched a site promoting innovative Android experiments on phones, tablets and smartwatches. Anything was game, provided it ran on top of Android or Android Wear. Now, with less than two months to go before its next I/O developer conference, Google is putting the call out for some new, equally brain-melting ideas. The kicker is that the best three submissions will get I/O tickets in order to show off their projects to attendees. A further five runner-ups will get a Nexus 6P.

If you're an app developer looking for a little inspiration, Google has a few suggestions. It wants to see projects that use Android's new features -- Android N's multitasking capabilities might be a good place to start -- as well as anything that explores how people interact with their devices. If it has unusual visuals, even better, and if it can inspire other developers, well, you might be on your way to a home run. "All projects on Android Experiments are open source," Google explains in a blog post. "If you're not sure where to start, take a look on the site gallery, dig in and get inspired."

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