A while back, we mentioned that Google’s Game Dashboard feature on its Pixel smartphones might soon make the jump to other non-Pixel devices, based on a changelog entry in the July 2022 software patch for Android. With that said, the feature has been spotted on devices running the Android 13 beta.
The new Game Dashboard seems to be rolling out for Pixel 6 and 6a users on Android 13 with Google Play Services v22.30+! I just got it on my Pixel 6a, and @Nail_Sadykov got it on their Pixel 6.
Check Settings > Google to see if "Game Dashboard" is there! pic.twitter.com/BgvfBFDVYq
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) August 10, 2022
More specifically, the updated Game Dashboard arrived for users with Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6a handsets, and was included in the Google Play Services update, with the latest 22.30. version. An online post from Twitter user @MishaalRahman highlights this change, and notes how the feature can now be accessed by going into the Settings App > Google, which should then display the option for the Game Dashboard.
It should be noted that the dashboard was originally included under “SystemUIGoogle,” but has now been moved over under “Play Services” with the Android 13 beta.
Aside from Google, most Android manufacturers incorporate a game-oriented add-on of sorts to their software, such as Samsung’s “Game Launcher” and Xiaomi’s “Game Turbo,” for example. First introduced in Android 12, Game Dashboard integrates Google Play Games features into its functionality, as well as the ability to record gameplay, display FPS count, livestream gaming sessions, and more.
We can expect more developments on this feature once Android 13 launches later this year.