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Google’s Online Store is Up for a Webby Award

April 14, 2016 - Written By Tom Dawson

You’d think that a company as involved in the Internet and as large as Google already had enough awards filling up those trophy cabinets, but they’re in the running to win one more at the moment. The Google Store is currently nominated for a Webby Award, in the Consumer Electronics category. For those that don’t know, the Webby Awards are held once a year, and award websites in certain categories via votes from the online public. This year marks the 20th Annual Webby Awards, and it’s interesting to see Google’s online store up for an award.

The Google Store joins the likes of Wired, Whatever Your Style, Wove and the How China Are You? microsite. For those not familiar with the Google Store, it morphed out of the  part of the Google Play Store that sold devices, starting with the Galaxy Nexus and future Nexus devices and then adding in Chromebooks and so on. Now, the Google Store sells pretty much anything to do with Android devices – within reason – and mostly focuses on core Android devices and experiences. Right now, that means devices like Android Wear watches – including the new Casio model – tablets like the Pixel C and of course the Nexus line of smartphones. Accessories and Chromebooks are also available in the Google Store and the listings have a lot of information to share with customers looking to weigh up their next purchase.

Webby Awards aren’t often handed over to online stores, but this is an interesting nomination, and should it win its category could lead Google to take their online store a lot more seriously. Considering it’s now one of the better places to get a Nexus smartphone and the only place to get a Pixel C tablet, the Google Store has become important. However, without free shipping and complications during busy launches, it’s had its fair share of ups as well as downs. Those looking to vote for the Google Store can do so at the source link below, and don’t forget that there are other categories out there as well that deserve your consideration.