Google planning online store to flog tablets
Google, determined to take over the world in a similar fashion to Apple, are going to open an online store that will sell tablets directly to consumers. Cut out the middle man and all those lovely profits, eh?
The store will be selling Google-branded tablets as well as models made by Samsung and Asus according to reports, although, thus far, Google are keeping quiet about it all.
Of course, this isn't the first time Google have tried their hand at selling their own wares. Their first hardware store saw slow sales and the ceased trading in mid-2010.
However, Google have been ramping up their profile of late and are hoping for greater successes, mainly due to the fact that tablets are the soup of the day. There is something of a gap in the market as many mobile outlets are reluctant to push tablets because consumers don't tend to use them via mobile networks.
Google have a tall task ahead of them though, as Apple currently have 70% of the tablet market, such is the rampant success of the iPad.
There's no date set for the online store as yet.