Jan 3rd, 2011

Google is continuing their campaign to have all forms of media covered when it comes to their digital enterprise. With Google’s ebookstore launching recently and the eventual promise of Google Music, the search giant is also making moves to introduce a digital newsstand service for their Android powered devices.

Google is said to currently be in talks with many major newspaper and magazine publishers ranging from Time Inc. and Conde Nast to the Hearst Group. News on the timing of the launch remains vague, however. There is even a chance that these plans gleaned from anonymous sources may never materialize. Google hopes to lure in publishers and take a jab at Apple and their iOS by offering a deal that takes less than the 30 percent currently pilfered when distributing a publication via the App Store.

Google did not deny the rumors, but provided an industry standard “we have nothing to announce at the moment.” Given all the jars Google has its hands in we can’t say if this one makes the cut or not.

[via SearchEngineWatch]