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

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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15 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I disagree.

4. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

7. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

8. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

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

10. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'd prefer sd card than internal memory kreft.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

11. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

13. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

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5. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

14. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

6. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

9. Valdomero

Posts: 662; Member since: Nov 13, 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 :(

15. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

THIS.

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