Seth Weintraub, of the Google arm of the 9to5 franchise:
An extremely reliable source has confirmed to us that Google is in the process of building stand-alone retail stores in the U.S. and hopes to have the first flagship Google Stores open for the holidays in major metropolitan areas.
They should make the façades out of glass, and put some bare wooden tables in there.
This is a really smart move on Google’s part, though. I know where I’d take my iPhone if I dropped it; where do you take a malfunctioning or broken Nexus device or Chromebook?