Google has announced a new and improved online store for its devices, selling devices from the new Chromebook Pixel to a number of its Android Wear devices.
Along with the new store, Google is offering free shipping on all of its products for a limited time.
"At store.google.com, you can shop Nexus phones and tablets, Chromecast and Chromebooks, learn more about newer technology like Android Wear, Nexus Player and Nest, and stock up on accessories like cases, keyboards and chargers," said the company in a blog post. "You'll see how the Google apps you already know-like Search, Maps and YouTube-work seamlessly with all these products. The Google Store is available on your phone, tablet, or laptop, and right now you'll get free shipping on everything (consider it our way of saying hello)."
The new store replaces the "devices" section of the Google Play store, essentially splitting up hardware and software into two separate stores. Basically, users will still head to the Google Play store for apps and content for their devices, however the new store will be the place to buy things like the new Chromebook, which the company also launched today.
Along with the launch of the new store seems to be a confirmation that the Google Nexus 5 is officially discontinued. While the phone is absent from the devices list on the store, replacing the "6" with a "5" in the URL of the Nexus 6 will take users to a page about the Nexus 5, at which point there will be a message saying that the device is no longer available.
Along with the new store, Google also launched the new Chromebook Pixel today, featuring two USB Type-C ports and a touch screen. The inclusion of the two USB Type-C ports puts the computer in direct competition with Apple's new MacBook, which was announced only a few days prior to the release of the new Chromebook.
Using Type-C USB ports also positions the computer as a computer of the future, with Type-C being the new standard in USB but not yet being widely adopted by makers of computer peripherals. The Chromebook Pixel also features 32GB of onboard storage, highlighting the fact that users are supposed to use the device in conjunction with online storage solutions and web-based apps such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Safe to say that users of Google's services will be making a good choice in buying the new Chromebook Pixel.