One of the biggest differences between iOS and Android gaming is Android's lack of a proper answer to Game Center.
Now, it looks like Google is poised to introduce its own way of managing in-game chat, lobbies, leaderboards, and achievements for Android gamers.
Android Police stumbled onto this find during a recent teardown of the APK of MyGlass, the upcoming Google Glass companion app.
Apparently, the Glass team accidentally shipped the full suite of Google Play services along with their new app.
Buried in the APK was an attention-grabbing "Games" folder, which includes files that appear to indicate upcoming support for real-time multiplayer, turn-based multiplayer, in-game chat, achievements, leaderboards, invitations, and lobbies.
In short - everything that Game Center offers and what Android Gamers have been hoping for.
If this rumour proves true, it would be a tremendous boon both for developers and gamers alike. Hopefully we'll learn more about this next month at Google's I/O 2013.