As Google goes further into the hardware-hawking rabbit hole, a real-world retail presence seems all but inevitable.
JR Raphael is a writer
Sometimes he writes about modern technology; other times he writes about modern-day parenting. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.
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