It's quite clear that Google is taking a step in the right direction in regards to mobile and online gaming. Earlier in the year, Google launched their streaming service, YouTube Gaming, and while it still does not compete with other streaming services such as Twitch, it still receives a decent amount of traffic everyday. Also, with the introduction of "on-device live streaming" in the YouTube Gaming mobile application, Google has proved that they want to get more involved with mobile gaming.
Just a few hours ago, Google had announced that they will be allowing every Android user the ability to record gameplay directly from their phone and or tablet. According to IGN: as of today, an update to Google Play Games will allow Android users to capture and upload game play directly from their device to the internet. This feature seems to be comparable to the recording app used by the Xbox One.
From the Google Play Games app, players can select a game and tap on the record button to start capturing video. You can also use your front-facing camera and mic to capture your reactions in a picture-in-picture view. Gameplay can be captured either in 720p or 480p. Unfortunately, 1080p resolution will not be supported, however, it helps captured video from taking up too much of your device’s storage. In addition to this, as soon as you're finished recording gameplay, Google Play Games will upload the video directly to YouTube. If you want to do some minor tweaking to your footage, Google has added some simple editing features such as giving you the ability to trim your clip, or, you can even save the video file for later.
Google Play Games will be receiving the update later today in both the United States and United Kingdom. Remember Apple fans, this update is exclusively coming to Android phones and tablets, although, don't get discouraged yet. Google is attempting to bring its recording feature to Apple products.