According to a recent job listing by Microsoft, and sources close to the project, the company hopes to release an Xbox Live-like gaming platform for Android and iOS. As of right now, Xbox Live handles in-game achievements, finding friends who game, matchmaking, and so much more on Xbox consoles and Windows Phone devices.
The job listing is somewhat vague, but does mention a “modern framework that is open-source, lightweight, extensible and scalable across various platforms including Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android.”
Google has Google Play Services for game achievements and cloud saves, and Apple has Game Center, but for anyone runs an Xbox and wants all of their game info on a single server, then this would be a viable 3rd party option.
Since it appears they are still looking for a team to build this platform, it may be quite some time before we see it hitting Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
If and when it launches, would you use it?