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New Google Services apk confirms Google Play Games is coming

We have a clue at what Google will provide in their upcoming Play Games service, look for it all to make more sense next week at Google I/O

Google Play Games

There’s a new version of Google Play Services being distributed, and inside the file there’s plenty of reference to Google Play Games. For the past few weeks everyone has been sure that we were going to see some sort of Google Game Center for Android devices in the very near future, likely at Google I/O, and the fellows at Android Police have found all manner of clues and hints to what it will entail.

Things like leader boards and a matchmaking service are activities that a future application can trigger, as well as achievements and invitations. The settings for Play Games (so far, the only portion that’s working) also show notification settings that will allow you to pick and choose who can send you game notifications. The whole kit and caboodle is tied up into Google+, which should mean easy access to your friends as well as a central hub for all the gaming goodness.

Make no mistake, this is pretty awesome. But it leaves a few unanswered questions. How backwards compatible will this be? How difficult (or easy) will it be for developers to integrate Play Games into their applications? Can any game be built to work with the new service? Most importantly, when will this go live? We’ll likely get all those answers and more next week in San Francisco.

For now, be sure to head to Android Police to read their in-depth look at everything they found inside the new Google Play Services file, it’s a pretty epic read.

Source: Android Police

New Google Services apk confirms Google Play Games is coming

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New Google Services apk confirms Google Play Games is coming

We have a clue at what Google will provide in their upcoming Play Games service, look for it all to make more sense next week at Google I/O

Google Play Games

There’s a new version of Google Play Services being distributed, and inside the file there’s plenty of reference to Google Play Games. For the past few weeks everyone has been sure that we were going to see some sort of Google Game Center for Android devices in the very near future, likely at Google I/O, and the fellows at Android Police have found all manner of clues and hints to what it will entail.

Things like leader boards and a matchmaking service are activities that a future application can trigger, as well as achievements and invitations. The settings for Play Games (so far, the only portion that’s working) also show notification settings that will allow you to pick and choose who can send you game notifications. The whole kit and caboodle is tied up into Google+, which should mean easy access to your friends as well as a central hub for all the gaming goodness.

Make no mistake, this is pretty awesome. But it leaves a few unanswered questions. How backwards compatible will this be? How difficult (or easy) will it be for developers to integrate Play Games into their applications? Can any game be built to work with the new service? Most importantly, when will this go live? We’ll likely get all those answers and more next week in San Francisco.

For now, be sure to head to Android Police to read their in-depth look at everything they found inside the new Google Play Services file, it’s a pretty epic read.

Source: Android Police

New Google Services apk confirms Google Play Games is coming

Google Now available on iOS devices starting today

When it comes to major news, we didn’t expect to hear much from Google in the run-up to I/O, but clearly, the company just couldn’t wait that long.Google Now available on iOS

Google Now, a service that Android users have enjoyed for a year, just became available on iOS devices in the form of an update to the Google Search app, confirming those leaked videos we saw a few weeks ago. It won’t have integration with notifications or alerts at launch — it may come in a future update, but the company wasn’t willing to divulge its future plans — so you’ll need to enter the app and swipe up to refresh your list of cards. The iOS version won’t have every type of card that you’ll find on Android, either: boarding passes, activity summary, events, concerts, Fandango and Zillow aren’t included this go-round. Improvements and additional features will likely trickle in over time, but it’s certainly better than nothing for iOS fans who’ve looked at Jelly Bean users with a slightly jealous eye. We’ve included Google’s blog post in its entirety below, and you can jump to More Coverage to download the app. Continue reading

Google Brings Public Alerts To Google Now, Search And Maps In Canada

Google is bringing its Public Alerts system online in Canada today, after previously launching it in the U.S. and expanding it to Japan last month. The launch couldn’t be more timely, as Canada is currently experiencing high waters and flood problems in areas just experiencing the spring…