Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 23:58 UTC
Google Google had delayed the launch of the Nexus Q - but it's not as bad it may seem. Everybody who pre-ordered will still get their Nexus Q right now, with the same feature set as advertised - but instead, they will get it for free. Future consumers won't be able to order for now, as Google improves the device. Did anyone here actually order one of these? It seems rather useless.
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Some people like it
by kragil on Wed 1st Aug 2012 00:58 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

https://plus.google.com/u/0/111049168280159033135/posts/V8G62SMCKMe

But with a audiophile- and "partly "made in USA""-tax it is too expensive.

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RE: Some people like it
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 1st Aug 2012 13:49 UTC in reply to "Some people like it"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

It is an amazing device, if you are looking for something that can play google streamed music on low powered analog speakers. It is, without a doubt, the best device for that use.

Unfortunately, I think the only ones excited about that feature set are the designers themselves.

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Comment by eric_niebler
by eric_niebler on Wed 1st Aug 2012 02:45 UTC
eric_niebler
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2005-06-29

A friend has one. Got it at Google I/O. He's unimpressed. Maybe they're holding it up until it's a more compelling device.

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RE: Comment by eric_niebler
by Beta on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 12:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by eric_niebler"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

A friend has one. Got it at Google I/O. He's unimpressed. Maybe they're holding it up until it's a more compelling device.


Unimpressed enough to give it away? ;)

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Beta
by fretinator on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:07 UTC
fretinator
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2005-07-06

They are probably having trouble removing the Beta tags - those things can be pretty sticky.

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Raspberry Pi
by FunkyELF on Wed 1st Aug 2012 20:14 UTC
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

I heard that Raspberry Pi is getting Android 4.
If that is the case, I think all the Pi would need is a good USB DAC and NFC (they make those in USB yet?) to make it feature complete with the Nexus Q.

Hell, if the Nexus 7 had HDMI output it could function as a Q.... perhaps the Q is the reason the Nexus 7 doesn't have HDMI output.

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Comment by mieses
by mieses on Wed 1st Aug 2012 21:00 UTC
mieses
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2006-02-07

I love the hardware and physical design concept but was waiting for either google or 3rd parties to open it up (DLNA, FLAC) before buying.

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