WSJ: Google to open online store

March 30, 2012 1:43:16 PM PDT
Google appears to be gearing up to take on the iPad.

The Wall Street Journal reports Google is opening an online store to market tablets directly to consumers. The report says Google is working with several manufacturers to develop an Android-powered tablet.

Android has been successful in smartphones, but other tablets have yet to make a dent in Apple's iPad business.

Google has not announced when the online store will open.