The Journal didn't say when the online store might open, and Google declined to comment. The tablets will be manufactured by Google partners such as Samsung Electronics and Asustek Computer, the paper said.
According to an earlier report, Google and Asus are reportedly planning to release a a 7-inch co-branded tablet PC in May. The model would be priced at US$199-249, industry sources in Taiwan had indicated.
Succeeding in tablets is important for Google because it will make Android even more attractive to developers.