The Wall Street Journal has reported that Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, in a response to a question about Amazon’s Android app store, announced that he would consider launching one for his company as well. Robert Stephens, Best Buy’s CTO, had the following to say on the subject:
“We are exploring this concept at this very early stage, but we have no concrete plans at this time. Google, though, is an obvious partner.”
No official statements have been given by Best Buy, so it would appear that this is simply just an idea that’s being thrown around. Perhaps this is simply a ploy to charge customers $59.99 to have someone from the Geek Squad come to their house and install Angry Birds for them, but whatever the case may be, if this third-party app store trend continues, the Android application market could perhaps become oversaturated beyond repair.