Google to sell Android Tablets on Google Play Store
There is no mistaking the enormous success that Apple has experienced with the iPad – all three versions thus far. Apple’s biggest competitor – Google – is apparently starting to feel the intense pressure from lack of Android and Tablet sales that they are now taking a different approach in hopes of luring customers away from Apple. Google, in it’s latest big to be a market competitor, will open an online store that is intended to sell Android Tablets.
Why the sudden interest in making and selling gadgets such as smart phones and tablets? It all began with the pending acquisition of Motorola that has been in the works since last year. This is a deal in which many people presumed that Google simply wanted to own the patents that Motorola holds. Instead, Google was after the potential to add gadgets to their line to hold a competing share in the market. Right now, third party manufacturers are producing the Android tablets. This includes Samsung and Asus. It is expected that when the deal with Motorola finally comes to a conclusion, Google will be producing their own tablets.
To many, it appears that Google is trying to be too much, too soon. Undoubtedly, Google has grown in masses over the last few years with the Android phones, Google Play Store, and even a self driving car in the works. However, when you start to focus your attention in too many areas, one is bound to suffer. Google is apparently feeling that hurt in terms of Android tablet sales. This is largely in part to the retailers who may be selling both Google and Apple tablets where Apple tablets are normally the focus per company specifications.
Will the online store help Google sell more tablets? It is entirely possible, but in all honesty – it could go either way and Google needs to have a backup plan in place in case things do not work out.[via]