Google is looking at giving the Android sales numbers a boost with its plans to open its first brick-and-mortar store called Android Nation in India, according to a report on Economic Times. Google, in partnership with Spice Global is said to be seeking a location the size of 1,200 to 1,500 square feet in New Delhi s popular Select Citywalk Mall to open the first store. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
Google will use this store to promote its OS and sell a slew of Android devices from brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony and Asus among others. Customers will be able to check out the latest accessories and use the help of the in-store experts to download latest apps and software updates for their devices. Google s partner Spice Global will also use this platform to promote its CoolPad range of smartphone and tablets.
This would be the third Android Nation store in the world, after Google inaugurated its first store at Jakarta in Indonesia in 2012. At present, Google has two such stores in Jakarta in partnership with Indonesian electronics retailer Erafone.
Interestingly, as we reported earlier this year, Apple having realized the importance of the Indian market is said to be planning to scale up its presence in the country by tripling the number of its exclusive stores to around 200 by 2015.