RUMOR: Google Is Opening Retail Stores Starting This Year

Posted Feb 17, 2013

One of the best ways that Apple is selling millions of their computers, phones, music players, and tablets is through their retail stores.  As a matter of fact, Apple retail stores saw almost as many people visit as all of the Disney Theme parks in 2012.  This is why it was not much of a surprise that Microsoft decided to open up a bunch of retail stores.  Soon Microsoft and Apple may not be the only major tech players to have their own storefronts.  According to 9to5Google, Google is now going to start building their own retail stores with products like the Nexus line of phones and Chromebooks.

This would not be Google’s first foray in retail operations.  The company launched a few branded pop-up kiosks in the U.S. and U.K. in the past. This decision was rumored to be made based on the best way to get Google Glass to customers.  The Explorer Edition of Google Glass is going to be priced at around $1,500.