By Edward Cardenas
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Google has opened an online marketplace for customers to find its products in one location.
The recently launched Google Store offers phones, tablets, Chromebooks and new products such as Android Wear along with accessories including cases, keyboards and chargers.
“We’ve been selling our devices on Google Play for years, but as we’ve added more products to the family, we thought it was time to make it easier for you to learn more about them,” Andrew Bowers, Director of Consumer Hardware wrote in a blogpost.
The launch of the Google Store coincided with the release of an updated and more powerful Pixel Chromebook. The new laptop offers a high-resolution touchscreen, a smooth glass trackpad, wide-angle camera lens along with 12 hours of battery life.
It also offers the new standardized charger, the USB Type C, which Apple also stated earlier this week it will use in the company’s new Macbook. But unlike the new Apple Macbook, which has one USB Type C port, the new Chromebook has two ports.
Google currently offers product including the Chromebook Pixel, Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet, Android Wear smartwatch, Nexus Player, Chromecast and Nest learning thermostat.
The launch of the Google Store came on the same day as Apple dealt with its iTunes and App Store was offline for nearly 12 hours due to an internal domain name system error, according to CNET.