Avid technologist Robert Scoble has reported that Google may work with Best Buy and rent out 6,000 square feet in every store in the US to try and grab buyers attention on Google Glass sometime next year.
This would not be the first time Google and Best Buy have partnered up for an in-store retail service, with Google working outside the brick and mortar service and completely online through the Google Play store, it is hard for them to get traction offline.
Recently, Google announced they wouldn’t start shipping actual public units of Google Glass unit 2014. This has made many believe Google will officially launch Google Glass at Google I/O in May 2014.
The price of the consumer edition may be a lot cheaper than the Explorer Edition, some have pegged it at $299, although other analysts believe this is an unrealistic number and Google may sell the augmented reality glasses for the same price as a high-end smartphone.
Best Buy could be a helping hand with the move to get Google Glass popular, the device is quite controversial, with some clubs already banning the device and governments preparing to implement laws making sure people don’t drive with Google Glass.
Even with the controversy, analysts are in flusters about how well Google Glass will do in the US and worldwide, with some saying it could be as big if not bigger than the release of the first iPhone.