Google's instant app tech now lets you try games before you buy

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That's particularly true for social games like Clash Royale, where a player can send a friend a link to "join their clan" - which then results in jumping through a series of hoops to actually get the app up and running. While you are testing out the game, an "Install" button stays on the screen, just daring for you to click on it so that you can download and install the game. Google also said it will show users news and YouTube videos related to their favorite games to "boost your skills and become a game master". The apps also don't save anything to the phone or generate an icon; it's a one-time experience after you load up the instant app.

Google made no real mention of it in its blog post, but it's likely we'll see this feature creep into Google's Universal App Campaign structure that lets people install apps directly from Google searches or adverts.

Like with regular apps, Play Store listings feature a "Try Now" button next to the existing "Install".

Android P, the next version of Google's mobile operating system, will seemingly block apps built for Android 4.1 and lower.

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To make it even easier to dive right in and enjoy new apps and games on Android devices, we're also introducing Google Play Instant. You can do the same with the slimmed-down version of Words with Friends 2.

During the last December, Google demands its developers to apps which are one year older should be present in the store.

Behind-the-scenes, the Instant Apps framework now better supports games with a higher 10MB APK size limit, progressive download support for executable code and game assets, and support for NDK and game engines. While you can only play a portion of the game like this, you'll come across plenty of prompts to download the full app if you're so inclined. We're thrilled to announce that instant apps is now available for games.

For now, this project is still a closed beta, though Google plans to open it up to more developers later this year.

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