'Made by Google' store opening in New York in time for the Pixel launch


The #madebygoogle campaign will be in full bloom come October 20 when the Pixel and Pixel XL phones are said to start shipping. So far, there aren't many places you can preorder the phones from - apart from the obvious Google Store online order, you can pop up in a Verizon shop, or go to BestBuy to land that same Verizon model plus some freebies like a $100 gift card and a Chromecast.

Google, being a consumer electronics company now, is going the whole nine yards. It bought a full front page ad in USA Today and other publications, will have to start a mass marketing campaign for the Pixel, and so on. What other undertakings are in store come launch time? Well, due to the total dearth of physical stores you can grab the Pixels from, if we don't count Verizon's shops, apparently Google is also planning to open a pop-up store in New York on October 20, and sell the new #madebygoogle products there. 

It is not only for sales purposes, though, but actually doubles as a place you would be able to physically examine the gear, and toy around with it before you decide to pull the trigger, and New York is one of the most visible electronics markets in the world, so Google's pop-up store there is certainly a bright idea likely to gather extra publicity for the new products.

source: Google

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Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

adware detected

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

iSheep detected.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

They won't let you in unless you have G+

11. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You sound ridiculous. Stop it.

3. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Google's replica of Apple Store? Meh. It's time again to learn some lessons.

9. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Where does it say that its a replica of apple stores? How do you know this? Because they're selling their product? By your logic then apple's stores are replicas of Nokia's stores which used to be in NYC. Sounds stupid right? Now guess how you sound.

4. mrochester

Posts: 997; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It's great to see Google finally starting to become competitive with Apple. This new vertically integrated strategy is much needed.

5. bustafone

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I'll be there!

6. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Hmmmm.......I will defintely pay a visit when this store.......pops up.

7. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

If they were really going the nine yards, they should have made the phone available on all major carriers. Most people wouldn't buy a phone online. They want to go to their carrier, be shown what the good phones are, and charge the phone to their bill or in installments.

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

What probably happened to. Google is the same thing that happened to Apple in the beginning. It's a new product and Verizon probably showed the most interest and was willing to help promote the device. The other carriers may have passed for now to take a wait and see approach. And in this day and age, more people buy online than from physical stores.

8. Callisto

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Google!!!

13. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Will definitely hit up one of the Google stores on my yearly visit to NYC. It's good to see Google going all in with their own devices. Especially when other Android OEM's either have their own, homegrown OS's their trying to get traction for or use multiple OS strategies. And with the problems Samsung is having of late, who better than Google to step in and steer it's own ship.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I have to roll my eyes when other companies (Microsoft, Google) try to replicate the Apple Store approach. Say what you will about the iPhone, it is an iconic product from an iconic brand. The brand itself has millions of adherents who proudly own Macs, iPads, iPhones. Does anyone really buy Microsoft because they love that iconic Microsoft brand? Proudly display the Windows logo on their car window? Google may not be Microsoft, but I don't think they're Apple either.

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