Google to open stores in major metro areas to sell Nexus devices and more
posted by Alan F. / Feb 15, 2013, 5:39 PM
hundreds of Best Buy locations in the U.S. In the U.K., it has such stores in 50 PCWorld/Dixon locations where Google has trained the sales crew to know everything about chromebooks. According to one source, Google has much bigger plans with its own stores. At the Best Buy and Dixon locations, the Google crew is there just to answer questions and the actual transactions, including the handling of money, is left to the store's own employees. At Google's own stores, Google employees would have total control.
The decision to open these stores was planted in Google executives' minds when thinking about how they would sell Google Glass to the public. Without tech experts to show you Google Glass, it would be a hard sell in the $500-$1,000 price level that the device is expected to sell for. Once the decision was made to open a store to sell Google Glass, expanding the store to sell Google Nexus devices just seemed like a natural expansion of the idea. Speaking of ideas, Google also will have a chance at showing off its driverless cars and other technology.
Soon, "I'm heading to the Google Store, wanna come along?" will be heard throughout this country.
source: 9to5Google via BGR
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Google wireless is coming!
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 5:43 PM 6
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This is exciting! I might just apply to work at a Google store for fun and extra cash on weekends! Maybe get a free phone out of it too, lol.
posted on Feb 16, 2013, 4:07 PM 0
My only hesitation is having to sell and support smartphones that aren't made by Google. Kind of like what Microsoft has to do with the Microsoft Store. Still, maybe Google will only have mid to high end phones sold in the store and hell, maybe they won't do service in the store. We shall see!
posted on Feb 16, 2013, 5:41 PM 0
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Why somebody always got to bring up apple. This is a clean article. Darn just like what you like. I got an iPhone 5, my kids got android tablets and phones, wife got a MacBook Air, i got an iPad mini and a gateway laptop and I ain't complaining.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:04 PM 6
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Unfortunately, you gotta get used to it... And then pertaining to the article....OPEN ONE IN PITTSBURGH I WANNA WORK AT A GOOGLE STORE!!!
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:09 PM 5
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I've been thinking of this for a while, I would love to work at a Google store. Can't wait for these, but I think I live too far away from big cities to work at one; the closest "big" cities around me are Gainesville and Jacksonville, both well over 50 miles away.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:11 PM 2
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motorola x phone will close the circle
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:11 PM 0
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This is the year Google overthrows apple completely. There will be a new Motorola phone powered by a Tegra 4, huge battery, 1080p Super IPS screen, 3gb ddr3 ram, 64gb phone solid state, 64gb micro sd, 4g lte. Google will buy T-Mobile and offer $30 a month unlimited Phone, Text and 4g LTE and the Motorola phone will be available unlocked sporting android 5.0 for $400.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:18 PM 2
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The latest Amoled screens...Pentile is really a non factor. It was barely a factor on the Bionic and RAZR. On the G Nex, Maxx HD....non factor. But...if you can really see it alot and it bothers you...I understand not liking it.
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 9:05 PM 1
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Hmmmm, I think this would be a great platform to use to get the public excited and knowledgeable about google fiber before it comes to their area....
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:45 PM 1
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Oh i hate standing in long queues ... waste of time ... prefer buying online :)
posted on Feb 15, 2013, 6:58 PM 1
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A store would be spectacular for getting more product in to customers hands, however if they continue to not produce accessories for their products, it will be a tough road. People want cases and chargers available in store when they buy the product, not waiting 6+ months for simple chargers and cases to possibly be made for Nexus devices. I love my Gnex and Nexus 10, but am disappointed in Google for not being able to make accessories available for these products. Still waiting for N10 pogo dock.
posted on Feb 16, 2013, 10:10 AM 0
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