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Google Opens First Android Store Down Under

Google opened its first Android Store in Australia.

First there were Apple stores, then Microsoft jumped in with their own single brand stores.

Now Google wants a piece of the action, but instead of making a big splash in New York City or Silicon Valley, their first Android branded store is in Melbourne Australia.

As you would expect, Androidland has a groovy green and white color scheme, and looks more like a kiddies playground than a place for selling sophisticated tech.

The comparison with the cool minimalist aesthetic of an Apple store is pretty striking. Unlike Apple, Android has several vendors to keep happy, so I expect there was some committee-style decision making involved in the design process.

No word on whether Google plans to open any Androidland locations a little closer to home.

Via Wired

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