Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Rumor: Google creating Game Center clone for Android?

updated 08:50 pm EDT, Thu May 10, 2012

Google working on native Game Center app

Google may be planning to roll out an app similar to Apple's Game Center app, a source has told Business Insider. The source contends that Google views such an app as essential to increasing Google's importance in the mobile gaming sphere. Apple's Game Center allows iPhone gamers to maintain a constant username applicable across all Game Center-connected games. The app also includes leaderboards and automatic matching for competitive games.

The Google equivalent is expected to reproduce most, if not all, of these features, but to integrate them into Google offerings such as Google+. The app would also provide a central service for purchasing games, streamlining the payment system for Android game developers.

The Android platform has previously come under fire from developers, who cited inconsistencies in the platform and its variably-supported hardware as major discouragements to development. Meanwhile, Apple's iOS platform has proven much more lucrative for developers, as gamers spend five times more on iOS games than on Android.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Comments are closed.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News