In a report by 9to5Google as covered by the Los Angeles Times, Google plans to open retail locations in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season. The information stems from an unidentified company source, according to the report.
The multifaceted high-tech giant feels that consumers will need to see its Google Glass, a pair of glasses with the capabilities of a smartphone, to buy it. Chrome computers and Google Nexus smartphones and tablets also will be sold at the brick-and-mortars.
The report [from 9to5Google] doesn't specify where or when these stores might open, except to say they will be located in major U.S. metropolitan areas.