Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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The Q
by robojerk on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:35 UTC
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2006-01-10

The Q looks like a flop to me. It requires a phone or tablet (not a stand alone device) and is priced at $299. From looking at it the most similar product on the market right now is the AppleTV (Airplay feature). That is 1/3 the price and can be used as a standalone device.

What is Google thinking? NFC?

The Vizio Co-Star on the other hand looks about 1,000 times better. It has Google TV, Amazon Instant Video, OnLive games, and the Play Market. All for only $99.99. In my opinion, Google should have shown the Vizio product during Google IO.
http://www.vizio.com/costar/features

Edited 2012-06-27 20:35 UTC

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RE: The Q
by robojerk on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:39 in reply to "The Q"
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2006-01-10

Also Amazon Video isn't even available on any other Google Android products. Vizio exclusive outside of Amazon's fire tablet.

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RE: The Q
by Radio on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:51 in reply to "The Q"
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2009-06-20

The Q is a high-end device in terms of manufacturing, not specs. Plus it is made in the USA (the metallic sphere for example is made by a rifle company).

But yeah, the Vizio is far better. Except maybe if Google updates its Nexus Q with some earth-shattering novelties next year.

The "...and a micro-USB port to promote general hackability" line was awesome, though.

Edited 2012-06-27 21:02 UTC

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RE[2]: The Q
by zdzichu on Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:10 in reply to "RE: The Q"
zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

"Made in the USA" is a minus, not plus. It only increases production cost. I really don't care if it's going to be shipped from USA or China, both are half a world away from here.

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RE[2]: The Q
by zima on Sun 1st Jul 2012 11:29 in reply to "RE: The Q"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The Q is a high-end device in terms of manufacturing, not specs. Plus it is made in the USA (the metallic sphere for example is made by a rifle company).

It would be probably much more viable if made by some Chinese rifle company...
(BTW, Chinese-made ASG Kalashnikovs are brilliant, not as flimsy as... pretty much any other ASG rifle, just as solid as the real thing - it's suspected they come largely from the same production lines and/or original tooling as the Type 56 assault rifles)

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RE: The Q
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Jun 2012 04:28 in reply to "The Q"
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2009-05-19

That is the price of "Made in the USA"

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