In the world of technology, no question is asked more than “What have you done for me lately?” Maybe Janet Jackson was a bit ahead of her time with those catchy lyrics, but Google is doing everything it can to avoid being the “last” big thing. Recent rumors indicate Google is planning its first retail store some time in 2013.
Although none of their new technology is available for purchase yet, we have previously showcased Google’s move to create wearable technology. Ever since Sergey Brin was spotted on a NYC subway, Google has been making waves with news about its latest eyewear, known as Project Glass. In their FCC Filing, Google is seeking an application to begin mass producing and selling these Google Glasses.
As Apple has proven with the success of their retail stores, image can go a long way. There can be no better way to showcase the Google Chromebook, X Phone, and other new products than their own branded retail shops. There is no denying that Google itself is a powerful brand name that speaks to entrepreneurs, innovators, and consumers everywhere.
Ever since Dell and Microsoft failed miserably at establishing their own retail store, it was Apple that proved this idea could be successful. A lot rests in the presentation and design of these stores, with a cutting-edge design and friendly employees some of the reason Apple has been successful in their mission.
9to5Google claims that a “reliable source” has confirmed that designs for these stores is currently underway. Google is putting a lot of energy behind Google Glass and they want to be sure consumers are able to get their hands on them to try them out. Surely, while they have you in the store, you will also be able to try out the latest Chromebook and offerings from their Motorola Mobility partnership. Although Google still hasn’t proven it can make any money from anything besides its flagship Adwords and Adsense projects, we certainly would never doubt their ability.