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Secret Google Gaming Service Detailed in MyGlass App Teardown

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Information is out this morning, concerning a possible upcoming Google Games service from Mountain View. Inside the newest update to the MyGlass application for Google Glass are certain folders, which have been detailed thanks to a recent teardown, concerning a service that could bring in-game chat, lobbies, leaderboards, and achievements to Android devices. While it was reported that what is detailed could have nothing to do with Google Glass, the inclusion of this information is being taken as a simple mistake by the Glass application developers. In other words, they left information inside the app that shouldn’t have been there.

Inside are file names that detail a real-time gaming service, one that could be launched sometime in the future. Each file listed would basically be a connection between the device and servers hosting the lobbies, so no real concrete information was able to be stripped. The only thing that we are able to take away from this is that Google does in fact have something up their sleeves for gamers.

With I/O right around the corner, could we expect to see a major announcement then? Google I/O 2013 is shaping up to be the best one yet.

Via: Android Police

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  • k_nivesout

    It’ll basically be like Apple’s game center, and it’ll be part of KLP (5.0). Regardless of how you feel about Apple, I think this will be a welcome addition to Android.

  • Tallperson117

    Lol Google game console? Yes please 🙂 Or maybe this could just be a way to use Glass with existing game consoles as mics?

  • John Burke

    Ingress using Glass?
    Yes please!

  • Pedro

    Special overlays for Ingress?

  • Now come up with a quality controller attachment.

  • jnt

    Wasn’t something like this, or some sort of Google gaming service, talked about a LONG time ago? Or am I dreaming…

    • Yes, when the name of the Android Market switched to Google “Play”

  • New system to compete with the playstation 4 and the new xbox???!?

    • JoshGroff

      Would be interesting, but I think not.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Are we surprised with that like location/virtual reality game they released awhile back?

  • master94

    About freaking time, Android needs a way to save scores

    • michael arazan

      Using Google Glass for a newer version of Laser Tag

  • Austin Warren

    Surprised a lot of people want to game but want less than 5in devices. Let me know how that works out.

    • Bionic


      • Austin Warren

        Its fun seeing down votes. Knowing my taxes are going towards supporting down syndrome kids charities that give them computers.

        • Ian

          It’s nice to see a person giving back to charities that have helped that person get to where they are today. 🙂

    • Daniel Maginnis

      Suits my candy crush saga and Simpsons tapped out just fine. If I do want a larger display, I can pick up my nexus 7. just remember that not all gaming is FPS with a DS3 tethered to a phone. In fact, probably hardly anyone does that at all. this is very likely a follow to apples game center. I wish we had it. Cloud syncing for even casual games across multiple devices for games would be awesome. we’ve been crying for password syncing in chrome since the beta was released! Haha

    • JoshGroff

      I do all my emulation gaming with my Xperia Play, really wish they’d release an updated one though. Everything that need horsepower gets played on my DNA, but I do much prefer having actual buttons when it comes to gaming.

      • I’d love to see a v2 of that phone with higher-end specs

        • JoshGroff

          I’ve been waiting, but I guess after the lackluster sales they’ve abandoned the concept.

  • j__h

    Hopefully they will push for better integration with game controllers also.

  • Bionic

    The only controller that will work with it is the X phone

    • tyguy829

      just STAHP

      • Bionic

        only thing that will make me stop is an X phone in hand

        • Rodger

          There is also an appendage of Sarge’s that when in his hand causes him to not be able to use a keyboard and for the time being…stop. 🙂

        • EvanTheGamer

          Then I guess you’ll never stop ’cause you’ll never have an X Phone in your supposed hand.

        • XphoneTroll

          How could someone give you a non existing phone. .that’s just in possible. .

          • JoshGroff


    • EvanTheGamer

      The supposed X Phone does not exist my friend. The sooner you believe that the sooner you can move on.

      • JoshGroff

        I’m sure there’s a unicorn or religion joke I can put here.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Unicorns do exist, actually. I’ve seen one once but then when I told someone they locked me up for a year for being “crazy”. Oh yeah…crazy, sure. When someone claims they’ve seen an alien, or perhaps were even abducted by such a being, they’d give the person awards and call him a hero for surviving. But when I claim to have seen a unicorn, they just lock me up and throw away the key. What kinda bs is that?

          So anyways, I finally got out and told someone else. It didn’t end well I’m afraid.

    • XphoneTroll

      Wow does the title say anything about the x phone. ..go play on thr streets

    • Greyhame

      Shouldn’t you be playing with jelly beans?

  • Awesome, Babel Game Center!