Google reportedly making a Game Center for Android
posted by Scott H. / May 10, 2012, 2:34 PM
That’s going to change in the not-so-distant future, according to an anonymous source speaking to Business Insider. The source indicates that Google has become aware that the lack of an integrated gaming hub is hindering the gaming market on Android, so they are developing a native version to allow for better social gaming on the little green robot’s mobile OS.
An integrated social gaming hub would not only allow Google to make Android social gaming more appealing to users and developers, but Google could connect it to Google TV (version 3.0?) and online gaming via web apps offered through the Chrome Web Store and Google+’s games tab. Given Larry Page’s emphasis on making products interconnected (especially in regard to social networking) we imagine that an Android game hub would also leverage Google+ posting, to allow for frictionless online bragging about your gaming exploits.
If Google takes this route it will also allow them to match the social and mobile gaming experience that Facebook is gearing up to offer through its Facebook App Center – it’s not hard to imagine the Chrome Web Store getting merged into Google Play, leaving Google with a one-stop app and media clearing house that can go toe-to-toe with Facebook and Amazon.
When will we get our first look at this Android-ified version of a Game Center? Not surprisingly there’s no word from Google on this, but Google I/O in June isn't too far away.
source: Business Insider via Droid-Life
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cant wait for it :)
posted on May 10, 2012, 2:46 PM 9
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Weird that Business Insider is making this sound like a scoop since Google talked about it 2 months ago.http://www.phonearena.com/news
Also, how biased was the Business Insider piece? As if Apple was the first company to ever imagine a gaming center like that. The proper chain as far as my knowledge goes would be: Steam, Xbox Live achievements, Playstation Network Trophies, OpenFeint, ScoreLoop, iOS Game Center, and now Google Games. Is there anything before Steam that I don't know about?
posted on May 10, 2012, 4:18 PM 7
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Now what can i call it Google copying game centre of apple Just like in a weak kid's paper a question comes What is the best thing you can do for games? Google doesn't know the answer so is looking to apple's answer sheet O... game centre Let me right in my own Words Mmmmmm... google games. Yes i found It
posted on Oct 05, 2013, 8:23 AM 0
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Another copy of iOS Game Hub/Windows Phone xBox.
posted on May 10, 2012, 2:50 PM 7
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I suppose fandroids will say this isn't copying and google has been working on this since 2003. On a serious note does Google have any shame?
posted on May 10, 2012, 3:25 PM 7
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is all u do troll? seriously, u have no life, sorry, people like you make ios users like me have a bad name. get off the internet for just ONE day and it will make us all happy, now go play in traffic little boy.
posted on May 10, 2012, 3:41 PM 10
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says the guy who is proud that his company copied Pull- Down notifications and multi-tasking from google
posted on May 10, 2012, 4:07 PM 5
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How about you read an article on how iOS only suspends apps instead of having them run in the background like Android.http://www.extremetech.com/com
posted on May 10, 2012, 4:29 PM 3
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Can you bid on ebay with iOS while listening to Pandora and downloading an app at the same time? Because that's what I'm doing right now on Android and none of my tasks slowed down or stopped while I was doing this.
posted on May 10, 2012, 5:00 PM 3
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First of all, Google WAS working on Android since 2003. And also, Google copying Apple? No. There are many people that have made "game centers" before. If anything, Apple copied Xbox live, Steam, et cetera.
posted on May 10, 2012, 6:08 PM 2
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