San Francisco: Google has once again flagged off the sale of its smartphone Galaxy Nexus
on its online Google Play store at $399.
The device supports NFC (near field communication) technology and is pre-installed with Google Wallet, which lets users to make purchases and redeem offers with a simple tap of their phone.
It's not Google's first time to get in the smartphone sale business. In 2010, the company failed to sell Nexus One, a specially-designed Android smartphone, directly to consumers. The store was closed only four months later.
Some industry watchers said Google may use the store to boost the introduction of much-anticipated Nexus tablet, a 7-inch device priced at $199.