Google to help open Android Nation retail stores throughout India

Google may not be planning its own retail stores, but the truth is that it already has a semi-official footprint: it's been teaming with Indonesia's Erafone on a series of Android Nation shops. That physical presence is about to spread, as Google is partnering with Spice Global to open Android Nation stores across India later this year. The alliance should see Spice open new locations in addition to rebranding 50 of its existing Hotspot shops to accelerate the rollout. Google is also helping Spice bring CoolPad phones to the country. The two haven't said exactly where the first Indian Android Nation store will be, although the Times of India hears that it may open at New Delhi's Select Citywalk -- not that we'd recommend lining up months in advance.

[Image credit: Erafone]