Google Said to be Opening Retail Stores by End of Year
Posted: 2/18/2013  |  By: Stephanie Grimes | ksl.com
SALT LAKE CITY — Google will open retail stores in the U.S. by the end of this year, according to "an extremely reliable source's" confirmation to 9to5Google.

According to the report, published Friday, the mission of the stores will be to get current and upcoming Google products including the Nexus and Chrome into the hands of potential customers.

Google refuted claims of forthcoming store openings as recently as December, but the impetus for the change of mind was apparently the desire to get Google Glass to the public.