An actual physical Google Android Store will soon be opening in India, according to a report in the Economic Times.
The report states that Google is vying for a piece of the retail market and will partner BK Modi’s Spice Global to set up the stores in various Indian cities, starting with New Delhi later this year.
The report also adds that the first Indian store will open in New Delhi’s Select Citywalk. The first Android Nation Store was opened in Indonesia in July 2012 and another one was opened again in Indonesia in December 2012.
So what does an Android Nation Store offer? Well for users an all-round Google OS experience, from Android smartphone and tablets to mobile OS upgrades and details about apps. In fact, according to this report, the shop in Indonesia has a menu filled with QR codes besides app icons, letting buyers easily explore new apps.
An Android Nation Store coming up in India is great news for all Android fans and its also means that we could see faster launches of pure Google devices such as the Nexus 5 (when it comes out), the new Nexus 7 tablets etc. It could also mean that stock-Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One which were recently launched could be available in the Indian market soon.
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