Life After Apple: AT&T Eyes Gaming Platform for Android
It's more of a ménage à trois involving AT&T, Android, and the OpenFeint game network. OpenFeint brings a social networking appeal to gaming by allowing developers to add things like leaderboards, the ability to add friends, and live chat to gaming. OpenFeint, which started off as an iOS-only platform but later added Android in 2010, claims a mobile gaming network with over 62 million gamers and 17,000 developers.
"The net-net here is that we want developers to build more connected games for our customers," an AT&T spokeswoman said.
It should be noted that OpenFeint competes against Apple's Game Center, another social gaming platform. Game Center launched last September and is available on the iPod touch and iPhone.