Nexus Q http://www.stuff.tv/google/nexus-q/all en-GB Pre-order customers to get Nexus Q free http://www.stuff.tv/google/pre-order-customers-get-nexus-q-free/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google has stared into its Nexus Q shaped ball and seen the future, one that needs a back to the drawing board redesign </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus-q-_0.jpg?1364399782" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4430.jpg?1364399782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has announced that the Nexus Q's July release date has been cancelled as the big G goes back to the drawing board. But to keep pre-order customers of the smart TV streamer sweet Google is giving them a free model when it does arrive. Not bad considering it was originally US$300 (£190).</p> <p>In Google’s e-mail sent out to pre-order customers, it notes that user feedback was great when it came to internal hardware and design, but that users want more functionality from the device. So it looks like it’ll be a fairly quick fix with mainly software-focused changes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/pre-order-customers-to-get-nexus-q-free </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/pre-order-customers-get-nexus-q-free/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/pre-order-customers-get-nexus-q-free/news#comments Google Nexus Q Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:33:30 +0000 Luke Edwards 422165 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Nexus Q has hidden Magic 8-Ball powers http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-has-hidden-magic-8-ball-powers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Big G has bestowed mythical powers upon its latest spherical media streaming device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus-q-magic-8-ball-easter-egg_0.png?1364399988" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4663.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has hidden an Easter egg within the bowels of its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/google-nexus-q-cloud-media-streamer-reveals-its-dusky-curves" target="_self">Nexus Q</a> media streamer which transforms the spherical device into a Magic 8-Ball.</p> <p>Similar to Android Ice Cream Sandwich's and Jelly Bean's hidden animations, tapping repeatedly on the Nexus Q's image with reveal a Magic 8-Ball mode in which Google's black sphere will answer all of your burning questions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/google-nexus-q-has-hidden-magic-8-ball-powers </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-has-hidden-magic-8-ball-powers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-has-hidden-magic-8-ball-powers/news#comments Google Nexus Q Mon, 02 Jul 2012 07:43:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421787 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Nexus Q review – hands on http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google&#039;s black orb is looking to invade living rooms with its Android media streaming capability. Do our first impressions justify its price tag? Read on to find out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus Q" alt="Google Nexus Q" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Google-Nexus-Q-1.jpg?1403548079" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The living room is without a doubt the next most lucrative battleground in the techosphere, and with the frankly bizarre&nbsp;Nexus Q,&nbsp;Google has shown that there is still no clear winner in the battle for the coveted space beneath your telly.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus Q – design, build and connectivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Google Nexus Q is an odd, plain black sphere which is a bit larger than pictures would suggest. It features only one hidden control &ndash; the ability to twist it to change volume &ndash; with everything else taken care of via an app on your Android smartphone or tablet.</p> <p>Setup is simple on the Google Nexus Q &ndash; simply plug in your TV and Hi-Fi through connectors on the back, and you&#39;re good to go, although you&#39;ll need a mini HDMI cable if you&#39;re not already packing one away in your cable arsenal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus Q" alt="Google Nexus Q" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Google-Nexus-Q-4.jpg?1403548079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus Q - video streaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Streaming music or video requires you to pair up your Android tablet or smartphone to the Google Nexus Q via Bluetooth, after which you can use Android Jellybean&#39;s built-in media apps to choose films. Annoyingly, we found no third party apps that worked with this feature, although that could change by launch.</p> <p>To display video on the Google Nexus Q, you simply select the beam icon at the top of your Android device&#39;s screen. After a little bit of buffering your content appears on the TV in what Google says is full 1080p resolution. This definitely isn&#39;t instant however, and we found that we were waiting a good few seconds for the latest Transformers movie to fire up and get started. Once it got going however, playback was perfect and stutter free.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus Q" alt="Google Nexus Q" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Google-Nexus-Q-2.jpg?1403548079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Nexus Q - initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Google Nexus Q works as expected, but it&#39;s still hard to see its purpose - with firms like Sonos offering audio solutions that are far slicker, and Apple offering the&nbsp;Apple TV (which does everything the Q can do and more for a third of the price), it seems hard to see where it fits into the home.</p> <p>Had Google included Google TV functionality in the Q (as seen in the &pound;200&nbsp;Sony Internet Player)&nbsp;it would have been an interesting device with a real chance of success.</p> <p>But as it stands the Google Q&#39;s US$300 (&pound;190) price tag is vastly overpriced, and while the addition of apps in the future could improve it radically, it seems to be a bit of a dud, for now at least.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus Q" alt="Google Nexus Q" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Google-Nexus-Q-3.jpg?1403548079" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/hands-on/google-nexus-q-review-%E2%80%93-hands-on </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news#comments Google Nexus Q Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:36:59 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421754 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Nexus Q cloud media streamer reveals its dusky curves http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-cloud-media-streamer-reveals-its-dusky-curves/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The first consumer electronics product entirely designed by Google is a share-all orb of media streaming delights </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus-q-black-500_0.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus-q-white-500_0.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4688.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You’d think Google’s first tablet (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/google-nexus-7-release-date-price-and-spec-announced">the Nexus 7</a>) and a fresh batch of innovation in its new Android version (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/software-and-os/need-to-know/android-jelly-bean-%E2%80%93-need-to-know">Jelly Bean</a>) would create enough noise on their own. But, no. It has to go and steal its own thunder with the Nexus Q, a black orb of open media streaming that Google wants to plant in your living room.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/google-nexus-q-cloud-media-streamer-reveals-its-dusky-curves </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-cloud-media-streamer-reveals-its-dusky-curves/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-q-cloud-media-streamer-reveals-its-dusky-curves/news#comments Google Nexus Q Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:00:36 +0000 Paddy Smith 421747 at http://www.stuff.tv