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Some of the first games to utilize Google Play Instant include Clash Royale, Words with Friends 2, and other big name titles. For instance, Mighty Battles' instant app lets you play full rounds of game, despite the software utilizing some higher-end graphics.

The company also added some tools to Google Play Console to help developers as they build their games. 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. You'll also be to find the games in the redesigned Google Play Games app, in the "Arcade" section under "Instant Gameplay". As you're trialing a game, Google will display an "Install now!" button to install the full game on your Android device if you so choose. If it spots a landmark, like a building or a store, it will offer up further details usually found on a card brought up in regular Google searches, including opening hours and a brief description of the structure. If you like it, you can then opt to install the full version.

We first learned about instant apps back at Google I/O in 2016, where Google said they were working with select developers to offer up instant experiences of apps, nearly like web experiences. It may be possible to store the data in RAM on some higher end devices, but none of the now available Instant games do so.

Google has introduced the concept of Instant Apps in 2016, which allowed users to preview apps without installing them.




Discovering and trying Google Play Instant titles in the Play Store.

For now, instant apps will only be available to a select group of game developers as part of a closed beta program. That's probably easier said than done, though, given that you still want players to have an interesting experience.

Kochikar said a Google engineering director plans to meet developers at this week's conference to brainstorm uses for machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that enables data analysis and prediction.

Unsurprisingly, some developers now make better use of that limited file size than others.

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