Google’s Android Gaming Venture Could Arrive as Google Playground

Ever since some files to came to light last month that pointed towards Google’s development of a feature-packed online gaming service for Android users, we’ve wondered when we might hear the company officially launch it. With Google I/O on the horizon, that seemed like a prime candidate for the venue, and now an invitation that’s going around may just reveal how Google intends to brand this service, arriving as Google Playground.

Now, we say “may” because some of this rumor is a little weak. Android Guys doesn’t divulge where it obtained this image, and has its own doubts about its legitimacy. We’ve got questions as well, mostly about the Playground name.

Capitalizing Playground sure makes it sound like the name of a service, but could it be something Google already has? For instance, I/O is all about development, and there’s already a tool called the Google Code Playground, for experimenting with and debugging API calls. “Reinvent” also could suggest that this is a refresh of an existing service.

Google tossed around the word “playground” on the invites for the canceled event last fall that was to announce the Nexus 4. Maybe it just really like the sound of the word? For the moment, we’ll keep this theory that the Google gaming service could arrive as Google Playground in mind, but we’ll need some more convincing.

Update: More voices chime-in thinking this probably isn’t legit.

Source: Android Guys

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