The latest redesign of the Play Store brought with it a significantly overhauled look and feel for all users, but it also brought with it a hint for Google Glass owners that they might have access to the Play Store someday soon.
The image above “Google Glass 1″ now appears in the list of potential devices when installing from the Play Store on the web. It’s greyed out in all boxes with the message “You have not opened the Google Play Store app recently on this device. Please open it and try again.”
Currently the process for installing apps to Google Glass involves going to a specific My Glass portal, which is relatively straightforward, but if Glass is going to hit the mainstream it would make sense for users to find their Glassware integrated into the Play Store like the rest of Google’s devices.
Google has been regularly updating the Google Glass platform and with the last update (XE7) bringing significant improvements to voice commands and also a full web browser. So perhaps among the updates in XE8 or XE9 we will actually see this feature come to fruition. Earlier, new apps were added to the Glassware apps list. The new apps include Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Evernote, CNN, Elle and a game called Ice Breaker. Google asks that developers keep apps small for the small screen, make alerts as relevant as possible, send timely information and make tasks easier than they are on other devices.
The new development is something great, I hope that this will be coming out soon. Google Glass is a very new and up-coming product from the search engine giant and it is imperative that there is an apps ecosystem and support from developers for the platform and the concept itself to succeed.
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