Google launches Play Games on Android devices

Yesterday’s Google event was mainly focused on the new version of Android 4.3 Jellybean, on the launch of a new Nexus 7 and on some other Google gimmicks. But one thing that was almost overlooked was the launch of Google Play Games for Android devices.

Play Games, is the new gaming hub on Android, which lets you see how your games are progressing, how your Google+ friends are doing and event lets you join online multiplayer games.

Google first announced this feature back at I/O while discussing all the back-end optimizations and features that let app developers make the most out of the service. Of special importance was the fact that Google handles all notifications and multiplayer pair-ups so both devs and users have a great experience while using the service.

Play Games is available on all Android devices running Froyo ( Android 2.2) and upwards, and you can download the app from here for free.

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They should make a special color for games and clean apps than is flooded by games. They should also bring back installed apps to web market.

coth said,
There is My Apps. They removed installed apps with new design.

I understand that but there is no need for it. My Apps has all the apps you ever installed. If there is a check mark it means it is currently installed. If you are never going to install it again you can just delete it form the list.

There is. If you have just one Android device with 10 ever installed apps then there is no problem for you. Yet, still, you can't see updates. But if you ever had a good dozen of Android devices and hundreds and hundreds of ever installed apps then My Apps is unusable at all - just hangs the browser.

You can't delete anything from the list. It shows all apps ever installed even if they were deleted or even if you have no device anymore - it shows apps from hidden devices as well.

coth said,
There is. If you have just one Android device with 10 ever installed apps then there is no problem for you. Yet, still, you can't see updates. But if you ever had a good dozen of Android devices and hundreds and hundreds of ever installed apps then My Apps is unusable at all - just hangs the browser.

You can't delete anything from the list. It shows all apps ever installed even if they were deleted or even if you have no device anymore - it shows apps from hidden devices as well.

I have a Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus and a Nook HD with tons of Apps installed on these devices. I have no issues.

You can delete it from the list on you phone. Apps that I will never use again get deleted right away. I'm anal like that.

I thought this was supposed to also hold all your saves for games as well from what I read about it? Or was that part of the Google Play framework?

HoochieMamma said,
I thought this was supposed to also hold all your saves for games as well from what I read about it? Or was that part of the Google Play framework?

That's part of the Google Play Services that developers have to "bake in" to their apps.

"Your Google+ friends are doing"
We are the Google+ collective, a separate friends list is irrelevant, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.