Google opens a shop in London
Imaginatively, the shop will be called The Google shop, and of course, it will flog Android phones and devices as well as Chromebook laptops and the Chromecast TV dongle. Maybe you'll be able to buy bits of internet as well. We just don't know.
For that cuddly, holistic, we're trying to do things differently because we're from the internet feel, you'll also be able to go in and have a tutorial with some people in Chuck Taylor Converse trainers, who will show you how to get the most out of Google apps and things.
This is the first time that Google have opened a shop in their own name and it looks like it is the way things are going, with Amazon looking at doing something similar (they're going to do theirs in New York though). These shops will be different from Androidland (yes, really) and Chromezone. This will be an in-store concession inside the Currys PC Word and they'll be opening up more, with plans to have The Google Shop inside the Currys PC Worlds in Fulham, and Thurrock, Essex.
James Elias, the UK marketing director for Google, said: “We’re incredibly excited to launch this space - the first of its kind anywhere in the world - in London with Currys PC World. The pace of innovation of the devices we all use is incredible, yet the way we buy them has remained the same for years."
"With the Google shop, we want to offer people a place where they can play, experiment and learn about all of what Google has to offer; from an incredible range of devices to a totally-connected, seamless online life. We think it’s a genuinely unique try-before-you-buy experience."
The shops will also... get this... host 'Virtual Space Camps', which isn't something that will make you float around in pretend zero gravity, but rather, will be classes to teach children the basics of coding. Nice idea - dreadful name. Anyway, if you want to go and stand next to some Google, you know where to go.