MyGlass Android app hints at possible multiplayer gaming service

Apr 18, 2013
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MyGlass Android app hints at possible multiplayer gaming service

Google Glass comes with a MyGlass companion app for Android that allows the pair of smart glasses to do a range of cool and nifty things. However, it's been discovered that deep down inside the app lies a few hints at what's to come for the Android platform, most notably the possibility of an all-out multiplayer gaming service for Android.

According to Android Police, who tore apart the APK file of the MyGlass app, a feature list of an unnamed gaming service was found buried deep in the code, and it mentions things like multiplayer support, in-game chat, lobbies, leaderboards, and achievements -- essentially an extensive multiplayer service with "just about every gaming feature you could possibly imagine."

It's not known whether or not the list was put there on purpose to build hype or if it was done entirely by accident. It's certainly not common for Google to include needless things in an app, including this MyGlass app which includes code to Google Play games, which Google Glass can't take advantage of.

Essentially, this would be the equivalent to Apple's Game Center service on iOS, which isn't all that great anyway, but if Google could create their own gaming service for Android and include some killer features, it could look much more attractive than iOS's gaming offerings. We could see something from Google as early as their I/O conference later next month, but we'll have to wait and see.

[via Android Police]


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