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Google hints at Glass integration with Play update

An eagle-eyed Android user spotted the first mention of Google Glass in the revamped Google Play store, suggesting the company will manage its headset through the online market.

Users who have linked Glass with their Google account can find the spectacles listed among the site's "compatible devices."

The integration isn't quite ready yet, though, based on a screenshot posted by Android and Me. Choosing Google Glass in the dropdown menu reveals an error message, "You have not opened the Google Play Store app recently on this device. Please open it and try again."

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The move is part of Google's overhaul of the Play store, initially announced in May during the Google I/O event, and aimed at aligning the online marketplace with an April update for the Google Play Android app.

Among the changes: left-side navigation buttons to switch between music, apps, books, and other apps, as well as a new "designed for tablets" section.

As The Verge pointed out, connecting Glass with the Play store would streamline the process for users, who currently have to log into a specific portal on another device to install apps on Glass.

The move would also allow for native apps on Glass, which currently supports only "Glassware" applications, including Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, Tumblr, and other Google-based offerings. Just not pornography.

Along with a Google Play store makeover, the tech giant also recently launched its All Access music service — for $9.99 (£6.57) per month, listen to millions of tracks in the Play store, as well as your own personal library.