Google has launched its first-ever brick-and-mortar store with hardware products on display and much more in the city of New York.
Spread across an area of 5,000 sq ft, customers will be able to browse and buy an extensive selection of hardware and software products made by Google, ranging from Pixel phones, Stadia, WearOS to Nest and Fitbit devices to Pixelbooks, and many more.
Sundar Pichai, CEO, Alphabet, and Google, said in a tweet, “Thanks to everyone who stopped by our new Google Store in NYC. It's a beautiful space and one of the retail spaces in the world with a LEED Platinum rating. Can't wait to check it out next time I'm in town.”
Google has filled the store with 'sandboxes' which are scenarios like a living room. There's also a gaming area for playing Stadia and a soundproof spot for testing out various Home/ Nest products.
Like Apple's Store, customers can also visit the Google store for the repair of Pixel phones.
Jason Rosenthal, VP, Direct Channels and Membership at Google, stated, “Throughout the store, visitors will be able to experience how our products and services work together in a variety of immersive ways, which we're excited to share more about when the doors open.”
“We will continue to closely follow the guidance of the local and national authorities to adapt our health and safety procedures as needed. Google has been in New York for the last 20 years, and we view the store as a natural extension of our longtime commitment to the city,” he added.