Google Starts Selling The Galaxy Nexus Via Google Play’s New Device Section
It looks like Google has once again decided to start selling devices directly to consumers. In a surprise move, Google has added a new “Device” section to its Google Play Store and begun offering unlocked, contract-free, GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices for the low price of $399.99. The GSM version will work on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile here in the U.S.
This new “Device” section in the Google Play Store raises some interesting questions. Is Google planning on adding more device to this new section? Perhaps a certain rumored Galaxy Nexus Tablet? I think so, but we’ll just have to wait and see. This isn’t the first time Google decided to sell an unlocked Nexus device directly to consumers as you may remember, and while that didn’t go so well, Google and Android devices have come a long way since then.
I’m happy to see Google doing this and I’m betting a lot of people will prefer this method of purchase versus being at the mercy of carrier pricing. I’m excited for what’s to come and if you’ve been looking to get your hands on an unlocked GSM/HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, this is the way to go. Hit up the source link below for more information on this latest move by Google.
- SourceGoogle Mobile Blog