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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.



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