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Google showcases the weird and wonderful things apps can do with Android Experiments

Discover and download innovative games, live wallpapers, even an app that can program your Android to draw pictures

Android Experiments is a new website that showcases the amazing things developers have done with Android’s open source operating system.

This includes a compass that points you in the direction of local landmarks, software to power your own Mars Rover, and a whole host of live wallpapers and watch faces.

Best of all, you can download each and every one of them to try out for yourself or, if you’re a creative coder, submit your own project to share with the world.

Currently featuring 20 projects, each one includes a link to Google Play so you can either download the experiments as an app, as well as link to GitHub so you can explore the source code and tinker with the project yourself.

Like a mobile version of Chrome Experiments, anyone of any skill level is welcome to submit a project to Android Experiments. However, there are some requirements: 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.”

For more Android news, reviews and features, including a guide to the 30 best Android smart home gadgets, pick up Android Magazine issue 54 now.