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    Gaming has never been Android's claim to fame (despite a wide variety of quality titles), but today's Google I/O very much saw the company giving gaming some needed attention. As part of the next release of Google Play Services, we'll be seeing some new features come to Play Games. First up is the arrival of the new Game Profiles, which will show what you've been playing lately and keep track of your achievements, all placed out there publicly for your friends to see. Play Games already support saving games to the cloud (even if not enough titles take advantage of it), and it's building on ...

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    Today marks the arrival of some new apps from Google, with the debut of those Docs and Sheets programs for both Android and iOS, but that's just scratching the surface. This being an update Wednesday, Google's got some new builds available for existing apps, as well, and this afternoon we learn about new versions rolling out for Google Search and Google Play Games. Remember back near the start of the month, when an APK teardown suggested that Google Now (by way of Search, obviously) would be getting a feature whereby it could remind you where you parked your car? Sure enough, that debuts ...

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    A little under two weeks ago, as part of one of Google's regular Wednesday app update binges, we saw a new version of Play Games arrive for Android users. While we learned of changes like improved leaderboards and some UI tweaks, the update seemed relatively minor – really, the only notable feature was to support invitations in multiplayer titles. Today, however, with the Game Developers Conference getting underway in San Francisco, Google shares some additional details of where Play Games is headed, and this news is quite a bit more substantial. We get another mention of those new ...

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    Despite the dozens and dozens of apps under its belt, spanning multiple platforms, Google manages to keep a relatively steady stream of updates coming, stomping-out bugs, delivering new features, and refining user experiences. Today we've got three such updates to check out, coming to both iOS and Android. The first update to cross our desk is the new version 3.0 of Gmail for iOS, hitting the App Store today. The big news here is background mail fetching for iOS 7 users, letting the app retrieve mail from Google's servers even when it's not open – that means that you'll need to have ...

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    Loyal Google users are only all too aware of the Easter eggs the company's developers love sneaking into its products. How many of you, on your first boot of a new Android release, head on over to the About screen and start tapping away at the new version number? While all types of software have seen their own hidden secrets over the years, games have long been at the forefront of leaving surprises for their users to discover. As such, it probably shouldn't be too surprising to learn of one of these tricks in the new Google Play Games. We saw the Play Games app arrive yesterday, giving ...

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    In the weeks leading up to this year's Google I/O, we saw a number of leaks concerning a new multi-player gaming service Google appeared to be cooking up. Sure enough, we got an announcement of new gaming extensions to Google Play Services, including achievements, matchmaking, and leaderboards. At today's Google event, launching the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3, we got news of one more component to this effort, the new Google Play Games app. The app gives gamers an all-in-one package bundling game discovery, getting involved with mutli-player competitions, and keeping track of your friends' ...

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    Last month's discovery of the framework for a new Google Play Android gaming service made it look like this project was just about to launch. Many of the pieces seemed to be in place, and all we needed was for Google to go official with it all (possibly at Google I/O). Since then we've heard some less-than-convincing stabs at a name for the system, but today it looks like we can finally confirm that it will arrive, simply, as Google Play Games. Sure enough, it looks like the missing pieces to Play Games will arrive with the next big Google Play Services update. Android Police managed to ...

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