By Stephen Schenck | December 20, 2013 12:54 PM
2013 will ultimately be known for a lot of things, but will anyone remember it as the year we finally had to stop waiting for our smartphone orders to be delivered? A couple weeks back we told you about Verizon’s program to get new smartphones into the hands of customers the very day they order them online. Now Google’s following up with a similar program of its own, offering same-day delivery for select Nexus devices to shoppers it its service area.
This is part of Google Shopping Express, a relatively new project that’s built all around the idea of same-day delivery for online orders. For the moment, it’s only available in the San Francisco Bay Area, but expansion is planned. New users can enjoy a six-month free trial, with no extra charge for this same-day delivery service.
Besides the current geographical restriction, you’re also constrained as to which devices you can choose; right now, the selection that qualifies for Shopping Express delivery consists of only the 16GB Nexus 7 2013, 16GB Nexus 10, or Google’s Chromecast TV dongle.
In one light, this is pretty limited and not yet useful for many Android fans, but think of it as a sign of things to come; how great would it be if you could order the Nexus 6 on launch day and have it show up at your home in just a matter of hours?