Google Exec Denies Plans of Physical Retail Stores

If you got excited about the rumors of Google possibly putting up brick-and-mortar stores, time to tone it down.

Andy Rubin, Google’s head of Android has confirmed to members of the press that–as far as he is concerned–the company has no need to put up physical retail stores of their own. He is in a pretty high position to know whether Google plans on bringing their hardware to a local neighborhood.

The reason, however, does not have to do with the relevancy of brick-and-mortar stores at this day and age, or how consumers of today behave. Rubin merely states that he does not think the Nexus smartphones and Chromebook laptops are not quite at the stage that would warrant their own store.

“(Consumers) don’t have to go in the store and feel it anymore,” Rubin added during the Mobile World Congress, indicating that buyers gather product information through the Internet.

Source: All Things D, via Engadget

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