Google (GOOG -0.3%) doesn't need to build retail stores, says Android boss Andy Rubin,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG -0.3%) doesn't need to build retail stores, says Android boss Andy Rubin, addressing rumors on the subject. "[Consumers] don’t have to go in the store and feel [a device] anymore," he asserts - Tim Cook would probably disagree. Rubin also tries to downplay a WSJ report about Google's Samsung angst. Separately, Google has rolled out a Facebook-like "sign in with Google Plus" feature for 3rd-party sites/apps; Google is likely counting on the service to increase content sharing, and thereby improve ad targeting.