Google on Wednesday at its annual I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco announced Google Play game services. As earlier rumors suggested, the gaming suite is similar to Apple’s Game Center and allows developers to add support for leaderboards, achievements, matchmaking and the ability to save game data to the cloud. Early partners include developers such as Gameloft, Glu, Ironhide Games and Miniclip. Google Play game services is cross-platform and can be integrated into applications on Android 2.2 or higher, as well as iOS and web apps.

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Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.