Many people consider the state of gaming on Android to be somewhat lacking, especially compared to that of the iPhone. That's all about to change, though, as the mobile gaming ecosystem OpenFeint has committed to bringing its community and developers to the Android OS. Already available on the iPhone, OpenFeint and its 9,200 game developers are planning to bring an Android SDK along with mobile payment options and a game discovery store. The OpenFeint community will launch on Android later this summer.
This is huge news for Android, as the selection of games, or lack thereof, is one of the last things that the platform is missing to truly compete in the mainstream. Not only will more gaming drive more users to the Android platform, it also means there will be a dramatic uptick in the number of apps available in the Market. Android has steadily been catching up to iOS in the number of apps available to users, but the OpenFeint community will surely help make the two platforms closer than ever.