May 10th, 2012

Rumor has it Google is working on a native social gaming hub for the Android platform, one that would showcase features similar to Apple’s Game Center. The app would utilize an achievement system, leader boards, and a friend finder to pit gamers head to head. It is likely the hub will use Google+ as a means to socialize the gaming experience.

A source speaking to Business Insider says that Google has made some strides internally over the last year as to how to capitalize on Android as a gaming platform, something he said “wasn’t part of their institutional DNA.” There is no word on when Google might launch the platform, but given the time of year it’s worth speculating that Google I/O could be the perfect stage.

[via PocketGamer]