Apple may not be the king of retail stores for much longer. It is being reported that Google will begin to open up physical retail stores by the end of this year.
The Google stores will be open to sell Google’s own Nexus devices as well as Chrome based devices directly to consumers. The goal is for Google to be able to sell products similar to those in the Google Play Store, but do so in a physical retail setting. In addition to selling current products, the Google stores would also sell upcoming devices such as Google Glass, and the stores would be used to get products into the hands of more consumers and increase awareness about Google’s products.
According to the report from 9 to 5 Mac, Google wants to give its customers more of a hands on experience with its products before they commit to purchasing devices. This is very similar to the current design of Apple’s retail stores, which allows consumers to try demo versions of products before they commit to purchasing devices.
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Source: 9 to 5 Mac