Google Glass Explorer Edition update reveals Boutique app store, an unlocking system and a new contact list

    Earlier this month, the Explorer Edition of Google Glass got its first major update codenamed the XE7, which introduced a host of new features including new web browsing capabilities. Digging around through the update, SlashGear has now found some previously unheard of features like ‘boutique’ app store, media players and a way to lock the device among others.

    To start with, Google seems to have addressed the growing privacy concerns with the wearable device with a way to lock the device. This feature lets users set unique swipe patterns on the side touchpad to unlock the device. There’s also evidence of a native app store for the Glass, in a set of codes titled ‘Boutique’. This could be an indication that Google might be readying an app-store called boutique where it would offer Glass-specific apps.

    In addition to the above, there are also some multimedia-related codes that point at a music player with the traditional play/pause/resume buttons and also a video player. Finally, there’s also a contact list, which looks like it can sync all your Gmail contacts, instead of only 10 as was earlier supported.

    It’s too early to say what all features will come to the final release of the update, as many of the aforementioned features could only be have been added for testing purposes.