Are Google's game console and Nexus Q the same thing: a Nexus TV?
0. phoneArena 28 Jun 2013, 11:20 posted on
Last night, a story broke from The Wall Street Journal that Google was working towards expanding its hardware portfolio by building a game console, a smart watch, and a new version of the Nexus Q. The smart watch makes sense, because that is not only a segment where competition is aiming, but because a smart watch makes logical sense for the future of Android, Google products, and an alternative to Glass. The trouble I have is with the ideas of a game console and a new version of the Nexus Q, which makes little sense given how little support Google has put towards Google TV...
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1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
That would be the coolest thing! Screw apple TV!
8. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
I have been that writing this all the time to Google's guys on G+ = just ONE product on the market=tv+gaming console+AV+great gaming remote+remote control+remote controled by Phone+dvbt(at least).
So hope they are listening otherwise there will be many products with just something......
The market must be simply generalised: phone+tv (with gaming and streaming), glasses=these 3 main products and nothing more for now! so Google would not losses its focus. TV will always be important since people don't want to plan every hour to watch something!
Thank you Google
Your life consumer not spoiled by money so we can still see an objectivity a little :)
9. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
But of course a lot of gadgets!
Lights controlled by Android
= Google play store
Embrace is with future, Google, please..... These steps are very very simple now!
Your life consumer :)
2. fsnas (Posts: 102; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
and regarding google gaming console, that would be the dumbest thing!!
10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5370; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
do you know why they want to build a gaming console? I don't but it's Google so they might have a few tricks up their sleeves.
11. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Standardize controls for remotes, the ability to play games on the tv as well as phone, multiplayer, attract more developers and if it's already incorporated into Google tv it's just a huge added bonus. There are a of reasons why Google should be considering this.
12. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 885; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Also and more importantly. There's money to be made here.
3. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
Google TV + Nexus Q + gaming console?
SO MUCH YES
4. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Michael I think you're right. Thats where the 'K' build will come into play. It's been supposedly leaked that the intention is that it will be a flexible lightweight OS also destined to head to the beginning of a generation of smart appliances. That would include the TV -- probably forked a bit as usual. Perhaps by themselves, or by the specific manufacturer.
Perhaps the Nexus Q will have it's previous functions and more, acting as a mediator, to link it's functions in the living room to the 'net TV.
6. Phoenity (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
This is why I keep wondering how Google missed the boat with Playstation 4. They already have a great hardware partner for Gtv in Sony, and Sony has a business model that Google could expand. PS Vita isn't doing so well. Change the architecture and make it run android as a base. Sony already makes google tvs and set tops, so build it into your PS4, and you have an instant link to every android user under the sun, a new arena of low cost android games to sell through a tied in google play/PS Network. Clearly there would be some overlap of servies since Sony wants ppl to buy movies tv shows etc through just their PSN portal, but c'mon, how did they not do this?
7. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
They, like Samsung need to protect themselves and ensure a future where they can survive. If they hitch too much of what was once their best performing division with Google, it creates uncertainty.
This is why the PSV was designed to play nicely with the PS4, with their unique OS and ecosystem. They have decades of experience in the games industry, and they won't just toss all their eggs into Google's basket.
Just like Apple, Microsoft, and Google have their large and ever growing streamlined services, Sony has to have theirs. They're starting with their strongest point -- games and general entertainment.