As you probably know, this week will be very busy for the Android enthusiasts, developers and users, as on Wednesday, May 15th, the Mountain View-based search engine giant will host its annual Google I/O event, were we will probably get to meet Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and a new suite of Google services.
Just like some previous rumor were announcing Google Play Games will be one of the new services. We’ve heard about it for the first time a coupe of months ago and it will become the next gaming service from Google, a rival to Apple’s Game Center.
The lucky guys at Android Police managed to get their hands on some Google Play Games screenshots ahead of the Google I/O 2013 launch and you can take a look at them, too, in the gallery below. Just like I was saying above, the new service will be called Google Play Games and it was discovered in Google Play Services 3.1.36, which was torn apart by Android Police.
Google+ will handle the notification aspects of the new service and you will also be able to enjoy synchronized saved games (finally), achievements, badges, invitations to gaming sessions and score lists.
An interesting fact is that the Google Play Games dissection isn’t over yet, thus we will probably hear more details in the coming hours. Until then, all I can say is that I am glad that we will now be able save the games in the cloud and restore a saved game even though we uninstalled it from our Android smartphone’s/tablet’s memory.
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