In an interview with AllThingsG, Google’s Senior VP of Mobile and Digital Content Andy Rubin has crushed the rumor that Google will open retail stores.
According to Rubin, “Google has no plans and we have nothing to announce.” Strong words indeed. While on the topic of products, Rubin addressed a sudden paradigm shift in the way that consumers not only judge products, but also how they purchase those products. Based on Rubin’s comments, buyers are less commonly to withhold any judgment before they can get their hands on a product they want to purchase.
In addition, Rubin admitted that though Google is quite a large company, it’s not quite at the stage of hardware design and production where it is necessary to have retail outlets. “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,” says Rubin.
And here I was, hoping to be able to be the commentator for the Apple vs. Google stores fights.