Items tagged with Nexus-Q

When Google announced its Chromecast media streaming device yesterday, many were alarmed that the dongle’s capabilities seemed to overlap quite a bit with Google TV. The implications there are important, as not only are there plenty of folks who are developing for the Google TV platform, Google has a number of hardware partners who might chafe at seeing their investments devalued. More notably, Google has a habit of cancelling products that aren’t gaining sufficient traction (remember the Nexus Q?), and it’s not out of the question that Google TV, as it stands now, might fall... Read more...
Google is looking to disrupt yet another market by developing an Android-based game console. Citing “people familiar with the matter”, the Wall Street Journal said that this might be a tactical move by Google--an effort to get the jump on Apple, which may also be planning to build some sort of game console with its next Apple TV update. What such a console from Google might look like is anyone’s guess, but the most obvious comparison would be the OUYA console, which runs on Android and has been met with a groundswell of support since it became a Kickstarter darling last summer.... Read more...
When Google announced a boatload of new and exciting products and services at Google I/O earlier this summer, one oddball product that stuck out was the Google Nexus Q media streaming device. The black orb seemed to have dropped out of the clear blue sky, and its tentacle-like extremities were reminiscent of invaders from War of the Worlds. Further, the price tag was $299, which seemed awfully high for what the thing supposedly did. Nevertheless, people preordered the Q, but now according to multiple reports including the New York Times, Google is delaying shipments of the Nexus Q indefinitely... Read more...
Confirming one of the worst-kept industry secrets of late, Google announced at its Google I/O conference that it will indeed be selling a 7-inch tablet co-branded called the Nexus 7. The tablet features a 1280x800 display and runs on a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a 12-core GPU with 1GB of RAM, WiFi, NFC capabilities, and Bluetooth on board. Other sweet hardware features include a 1.2MP front-facing camera, micro USB port, microphone, GPS, gyroscope, and a battery that purports to last 8 hours even when blazing movies. It’ll sport the new version of Android, Jelly Bean (4.1), and Chrome... Read more...