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NewsPoster Feb 26, 2013 03:32 PM
Android chief slams door on rumors of Google retail stores
At a hour-long round table discussion at the Mobile World Conference, Google's Android chief Andy Rubin refuted <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279939==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/17/stores.to.help.educate.customers.on.android.hardwa re.glass/" rel='nofollow'>rumors</a> that the search engine needed to open retail stores. In response to reporter questions, Rubin said that the market had shifted, and customers "don't have to go in the store and feel it anymore."<br />
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Rubin also stated that the Nexus hardware was still in its infancy, saying that "for Nexus, I don't think the program is far enough along to think about the necessity of having these things in a retail store." Putting a lid on the rumors, at least for now, he concluded with "Google has no plans and we have nothing to announce."

The rumor postulated that the stores would help to educate customers on the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279405==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/31/developer.edition.of.project.glass.expected.in.nex t.few.months/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Google Glass</a> device, as few customers would be willing to buy an item that is expected to retail for $1,500, putting it well out of impulse purchase range for most US consumers. The store idea could also have served to highlight products like the new <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279937==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/21/lte.enabled.version.with.verizon.wireless.access.s hips.april/" rel='nofollow'>Chrome Pixel</a> notebook, or <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279938==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/12/safety.testing.insurance.legalities.biggest.proble ms/" rel='nofollow'>Google's driverless cars</a>.
 
Charles Martin Feb 26, 2013 07:46 PM
Rubin is the Ballmer of Google: keep the good work, Andy!
 
And.reg Feb 26, 2013 09:21 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by NewsPoster (Post 4219288)
At a hour-long round table discussion at the Mobile World Conference, Google's Android chief Andy Rubin refuted <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279939==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/17/stores.to.help.educate.customers.on.android.hardwa re.glass/" rel='nofollow'>rumors</a> that the search engine needed to open retail stores.
Google will have retail stores. It's just guaranteed to happen. I'm actually surprised it hasn't happened sooner...
 
wrenchy Feb 26, 2013 09:43 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by chas_m (Post 4219325)
Rubin is the Ballmer of Google: keep the good work, Andy!
And you are the clown of macnn. Keep up the good work!
 
Spheric Harlot Feb 27, 2013 08:55 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by wrenchy (Post 4219351)
And you are the clown of macnn. Keep up the good work!
We all notice that you didn't dispute him. :p
 
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