If you’ve been following the rumor mill, it’s beginning to look more and more like the public release of Google Glass wont be available until sometime next year. While never officially announced, Google’s own Sergey Brin was once quoted as saying he’d like to see Glass released as early as this year – so we remained hopeful.
More recently, Computerworld was told from one of their insiders that the new target was sometime in 2014 and now, a new report from the New York Times is corroborating that information. According to NYT, Google Glass’ app store wont officially arrive until next year and will coincide with the device’s public release. A Google spokesperson reportedly confirmed the same information with Marketing Land.
As it stands Glass has no real storefront for developers to list their Glassware (Glass apps), although Googler Timothy Jordan mentioned recently on Google+ that a “process” was coming soon. It’s also unclear whether or not Glassware will be available via the Play Store as Glass currently only supports web apps. It’s entirely possible standard APKs could be in the pipeline (it was once leaked in an update teardown), but it doesn’t seem like that’s really the focus for now.
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