Google might be realizing it needs stores to sell phones. Recently, as part of its Cyber Monday sales, the retailer Best Buy started stocking the Nexus 5X, with the phone available online and in stores. Now, 9to5Google is reporting that the Nexus 6P will also be available in Best Buy some time "in the near future."
The publication cites "people familiar with the matter" and reports that the gold colored "Special Edition" 6P, which was launched in Japan only, will also be making its way to the US. 9to5Google points out that Best Buy has a habit of selling exclusive color variants for phones (for example, the electric blue Samsung Galaxy S5), so there's a possibility it will be stocking the gold 6P exclusively too.
It's not unheard of for Google to sell its Nexus phones in places other than its own online stores (in the UK, for example, the phones have been available from mobile carriers for a while), but bringing the devices to a big brick-and-mortar retailer like Best Buy is a more serious statement of intent when it comes to getting the Nexus out to consumers.
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