There ya go Google! Just announced this evening is that Google will now be offering device accessories on the Google Play Store. Yes you’ll be able to buy hardware docks and more all from the Play Store just like they recently started doing with the Galaxy Nexus. For now they only have accessories for one device, but we expect more to be coming soon.
This isn’t Google’s first attempt to sell hardware themselves but it looks like they are in a much better position to do so now. What makes this great is not only will this probably be how we get future Nexus devices from Google, but they also appear to be beating the prices from Samsung themselves. Well done guys. Google is selling the Desktop Dock, HDMI Portrait Desktop Dock, and the Vehicle Dock all for the GSM/HSPA+ (not Verizon) Galaxy Nexus.
We had a feeling this was coming, but didn’t realize Google would start offering it so soon. With rumors of a Google Nexus Tablet in the works, and multiple Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Nexus phones all coming later this year this could potentially be a big platform for Google to sell all the goods. I know Samsung was recently offering the Desktop Dock with Pogo pins for around $90 so it’s nice to see Google offering a low price. Now who wants to see if any work with the slightly larger Verizon Galaxy Nexus?[via Google+]