Google Glass app store to roll out in 2014Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Anyone lucky enough to have their own Google Glass unit already has access to a handful of apps for the headgear, including software from the New York Times and Twitter. It looks like Glass wearers will have to endure a bit of more of a wait for a dedicated application store, though, as Google has revealed that it plans to launch an app storefront when Glass launches to the public in 2014.
In a report that was posted over the weekend, the New York Times revealed that the Google Glass app store isn't slated to roll out until 2014. Google has since reaffirmed the news with Marketing Land. However, the search company is remaining fairly tight-lipped on the details of the app market, declining to share any other details on questions like if the Glass storefront will be integrated with the existing Play Store or if it'll be its own separate entity.
After first introducing Glass in 2012, Google began distributing units to members of its Glass Explorer program back in April, allowing select consumers and developers to pony up $1,500 for early access to a unit. Google has been updating the device's software on a monthly basis, adding in new goodies, tweaking existing features and generally getting Glass ready for the general public.
An app store that users can go to and download new software for Glass would be an important part of public launch, and while it's not entirely surprising to learn that Google is planning to roll out a Glass app store, it's still good to get confirmation straight from the company. Are you looking forward to the public launch of Google Glass?