Shares of Google (GOOG) gained more than 1% on Tuesday morning and soared past $800 for the first time ever. Driven by reports that the company will soon open its own retail stores in the U.S., Google’s stock price remained above $800 and closed at $806.85 on Tuesday, up 1.76% on the day. The milestone comes a little more than five years after the company’s stock initially hit $700 ahead of the economic recession in 2007.

Google’s share price has climbed more than $100 since December, compared to Apple’s (AAPL) which has continued to fall and settled below $500 for the past month. The two companies were neck-in-neck this past fall, however shares of Google climbed more than 20% over the past three months while Apple dropped nearly 20%.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.