Apple, as we've seen, easily takes umbrage at a competitor who dares to even think of mimicking Apple's established mobile technologies and their corresponding hardware or software attributes.
With that being said, something tells me that the suits in Cupertino, California are less than pleased with news today that Google's Android operating system will soon deliver a social gaming experience all too familiar to iOS Game Center users.
"That's a key piece of software plumbing necessary to make Google a contender in the fast-growing mobile games market," the report from Business Insider reads, adding that the native Android App will help Google reach greater parity with iOS in the social gaming realm.
Google's software will include a social "achievement" system, which gives people awards and trophies for doing certain things in games. It will also include a leaderboard which will rank players against their friends, our source told us.
Source: Business Insider