Google is up to something. As per a new report, the Internet search giant is getting all prepared to launch certain new hardware devices. Read on to know what all is cooking.
Considering designing a video game console, Google is also working on a digital wristwatch that we hear will be made to be connected with a smartphone via Bluetooth. Following this, Google is working on a second version of its prodigal media player, touted as new Nexus Q.
On the contrary, Apple, we hear is also designing a smartwatch, codenamed iWatch. The Cupertino Calif.-based firm is also rumored to show keen interest in the gaming space.
Among all three, the Internet search giant is expected to roll out any one device by the fall.
Amidst the talk of latest hardware, Google is prepping up to uncover its next version of Android such as Key Lime Pie or Android 5.0. With this version of the operating system, Google aims to offer consumers the best user experience in lower end smartphones and devices, targeting developing countries. The Internet search giant is also slanting towards making low-cost handsets to broaden the reach of next generation wireless networks.
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Google, who announced the release of Nexus Q a month back at its Google I/O developer event has now taken a step back and has decided to postpone the launch the device. The reason behind the same is probably the cost, which Google suddenly feels is not justified.
“The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today,” Google wrote in an e-mail to pre-order customers. “In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.”
The $300 device offered some unique features such as it allowed users have access to play media from their Android devices on TV sets and external speaker systems. The users could also socialize through their music playlists and could have access to YouTube videos from their mobile devices.
Some of the things that bothered the company about Nexus Q were that the device’s OS was such that it required an Android device running Jelly Bean to work, this means that the device could not be used on its own. Furthermore, the device did not offer support for third party media services and video games. Last but not the least, the price at which Google was offering the device was much more compared to devices of other companies.
Keeping all this in mind, the company has decided to make changes in the device and postpone its release. Don’t know if the company is happy about postpone or not. But we are sure that the customers who have pre-ordered the device must be happy as Google has decided to give the device for free to the customers who have pre-ordered as a reimbursement.… Read the rest