Internet search and ad giant Google is said to be expanding on its ebook plans by looking to launch a newsstand offering digital versions of newspapers and magazines. This move is supposedly set to counter Appler who’s already offering magazines via its iTunes store.
Google’s online newsstand would be accessible to Android-based devices and provide publishers with a higher slice of sales that is currently being offered by Apple (70%). Google is said to have already discussed its plans with Time Inc., Condé Nast and Hearst Corp., but obviously none would come forward and confirm the talks.
It’s probable that Google’s plans will materialize sometime this year but it’s anybody’s guess when exactly the company will launch its newsstand.