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  • Andy Rubin: Google Not Following Apple Into Retail


    Two weeks ago, an "extremely reliable source" was quoted saying that Google is planning to build a series of stand-alone retail stores in the United States, beginning with major metropolitan areas later this year.

    "The mission of the stores is to get new Google Nexus, Chrome, and especially upcoming products into the hands of prospective customers," 9to5Google reported.

    Unfortunately, an even more reliable source than the unnamed individual cited above has come forward to address Google's retail ambitions. The source in question is Android boss Andy Rubin.

    In a roundtable discussion with reporters attended by AllThingsD’s Ina Fried, Rubin said Google does not have plans for a retail store and that the company likely won’t need them to sell its Nexus line of smartphones and tablets.
    Rubin suggested today that his focus and that of Android's is squarely "on the online Google Play store.”

    Although Rubin could just be trying to keep reporters off of Google's trail into retail, smart money would seem to bet on Rubin's honesty. So for the time being, it doesn't look like Google has designs on retail.

    Source: Business Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Andy Rubin: Google Not Following Apple Into Retail started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. b1997469's Avatar
      b1997469 -
      WHY would they? Google has always been online and they've done very well for themselves so why ruin that?
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by b1997469 View Post
      WHY would they? Google has always been online and they've done very well for themselves so why ruin that?
      Because they are getting into hardware. If they keep at this rate of releasing new products every year I bet we will see one in the next 3-5 years. I would say kiosks but googles to big for that my guess is a new branch/company of google (or they just use Motorola doubt that) for their hardware because a google sign isn't attractive as a store.
    1. Lohand's Avatar
      Lohand -
      Quote Originally Posted by b1997469 View Post
      WHY would they? Google has always been online and they've done very well for themselves so why ruin that?
      Because the "reliable source" from 2 weeks ago is a or has short selling wallstreet pals and the twisted fux made a killing on the fake rumor! And this is not illegal how? Its like telling the store clerk, "hey look over there, is that Jennifer Lawrence?" And then grab some cheap junk and run out the door. The only difference is the penny-ante stuff would get you locked up the other much larger multimillion dollar "scam" doesn't? Again, THIS IS NOT ILLEGAL HOW?!

      PS GO E. ANN WARREN! Sayin!!
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lohand View Post
      Because the "reliable source" from 2 weeks ago is a or has short selling wallstreet pals and the twisted fux made a killing on the fake rumor! And this is not illegal how? Its like telling the store clerk, "hey look over there, is that Jennifer Lawrence?" And then grab some cheap junk and run out the door. The only difference is the penny-ante stuff would get you locked up the other much larger multimillion dollar "scam" doesn't? Again, THIS IS NOT ILLEGAL HOW?!

      PS GO E. ANN WARREN! Sayin!!
      Exactly... The stock market is full of sh*t!