"An extremely reliable source has confirmed to us that Google is in the process of building stand-alone retail stores in the U.S. and hopes to have the first flagship Google Stores open for the holidays in major metropolitan areas.To get products into more hands, Google will open its own stores by the end of the year | 9to5Google
The mission of the stores is to get new Google Nexus, Chrome, and especially upcoming products into the hands of prospective customers. Google feels right now that many potential customers need to get hands-on experience with its products before they are willing to purchase. Google competitors Apple and Microsoft both have retail outlets where customers can try before they buy. Google’s retail move won’t be an entirely new area, however."
Saturday, February 16, 2013
To get products into more hands, Google will open its own stores by the end of the year | 9to5Google
Check the full post for details about current "store-within-a-store" models