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Google committed to Play store, will continue selling phones on it

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Google committed to Play store, will continue selling phones on it
Selling devices on the Google Play store was off to a shaky start after Google switched decisions back in the day with the Nexus One, and supply was patchy for the Nexus 4, but those are problems Google will work on as it has now explicitly confirmed that selling devices directly to consumers on the its Play store is “here to stay.”

Jamie Rosenberg, VP of Google Play, confirmed Google will stick with that model in the future.

Back when it was all starting, Google had some issues with the Nexus One and decided to sell the device via carriers after first starting on Google Play.

"It's remained a niche channel for early adopters, but it's clear that many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose from," Android head Andy Rubin said then.

Luckily, those issues seem to have become a thing of the past now as Google is widening its device portfolio with devices like the Nexus 4, 7, 10 and most recently the Google Chrome Pixel. With the rumored possibility of Google opening its own retail stores, we are not surprised the company will only strengthen its position as an online etailer.

source: The Verge

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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:04 9

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is great google dont let the big fruit bully or bans your products we the consumer have the rights what we should buy. Not because some other company is afraid of loosing the competition. Would be nice if the galaxy nexus was still selling

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:17 2

3. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I disagree.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:31 8

4. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


It's OK, kids are usually negativistic :-)

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:57 11

7. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I think we all disagree with all of Mxy's disagreements.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 10:01

8. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Why would you want to buy a galaxy nexus when you could buy a nexus 4?

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 11:20 1

10. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


its still a great device! and imagine if it were still for sale, how cheap it would be

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 14:37

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'd prefer sd card than internal memory kreft.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:16 1

2. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They need to improve their customer service first before they commit to anything. The launches for their previous devices have been atrocious. Google has a ton of money, apparently enough to pump out devices that get killed off(Nexus Q) and yet they can't seem to fix the customer service issue.

That's the one thing that will make it more successful.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 11:38 1

11. donfem (Posts: 526; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Important advice from a basher...Have you had any reason to contact Google's customer service considering you have iphone written all over you? Or did you call their customer service to report an iphone issue? ...Just asking.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:04

13. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


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posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:33

5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Google, what about the rest?
Lights, blinds, Google TV with dvb-t controlled by Android? It's a shame its not already here :-)

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 23:41

14. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


so no one wants fully electronic domestic with just one remote control...strange...you will see in 20 years :)

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 09:47 3

6. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


To start off...make sure you have plenty of Nexus X phones when it's released.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 10:56 2

9. Valdomero (Posts: 121; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Please make the store available worldwide, It's unfair, I want to buy a Nexus 4 from your website, but it says you're unable to sell your products in my country :(

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 03:18

15. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


THIS.

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