Aurora Feint announced earlier this week that it will be bringing the OpenFeint platform to Google’s Android devices this summer. This follows the announcement that OpenFeint has received a capital investment from Chinese firm The9.
The Android launch has already attracted supporters, some of which include Glu Mobile, Digital Chocolate, Hudson Entertainment, and even indie developer RocketCat Games. According to Slide to Play, OpenFeint Android features include mobile payment options, app discovery, virtual item management and more. Interested developers can learn more here.
Is the move away from the iPhone a direct consequence of Apple’s Game Center? Earlier this year Apple announced Game Center, a service that it appears would effectively make OpenFeint obsolete. Broadening their horizons seems a lot like creating a safety net. However, the cross-platform move can only mean good things for Android users.