Thursday, May 19, 2011

Google Retail Stores Some Day?

Not that Google has to, but could they eventually set up their own retail stores to help sell Android gadgets and Chrome OS netbooks and whatnot should there be a surge in Microsoft's Windows Phone sales that takes down Android a notch or two?


I know this is highly unlikely.  However, I would not be surprised if Google does partner with HTC or others to do this.  Google may even go at it alone.  Start off with a couple of flagship stores and see where they go from there.


This will be especially true if Chrome OS doesn't take off or Google screws up the eventual Android and Chrome OS integration and sales sag. 

At this point, I'd say it's 50-50 this will happen.  I mean Google opening retail stores.  Then again, something either happens or it doesn't.  So, 50-50 sounds about right. 

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