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Google Nexus Q

Google Nexus Q
alaScore 85

14 reviews

Jul, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 14 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 49/100. The average review date is Jul 4, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 217247 reviews from other Receivers & Amplifiers. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Jul 29, 2014.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Google Nexus Q

 

Though the Nexus Q is a beautiful and easy-to-use piece of hardware, it suffers from a dearth of content and an unjustifiably high price.

Click to EnlargeIt's often a form of praise to say that a device does one thing and does it well. But when a device purports to bring the wonders of the Internet to your home, and then limits itself to less content than devices that cost a third as...

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Nexus Q review: Google's mysterious little social streamer

 

When setting up a gadget for review, delicately unboxing and smelling the carcinogenic whiff of freshly molded plastics, we typically feel some amount of

Stunning design ; High-quality audio output ; Plenty of connectivity options

Limited functionality ; Can only access Google Play content ; Can only be controlled by Android devices

Google's curious little media streamer is a beauty to behold but offers an unfortunate combination of high price and limited functionality.

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Google Nexus Q

 

Google's Nexus Q is a good-looking media hub, but its meager app selection and reliance on Android devices don't come close to justifying its high price.

Attractively designed. Built-in amp. Integrates well with Android Music and YouTube apps. NFC app link is handy (assuming your Android device supports NFC)

Expensive. Requires an Android smartphone or tablet to work. Can't play video stored on your Android device. No Netflix or Hulu Plus. No streaming audio apps

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Things Look Cloudy for Google’s Oracular Orb

 

Google's media streamer is a visual and tactile joy, and a marvel of engineering. But beauty is only skin-deep, and the Nexus Q's functionality is so severely limited out of the box, it's difficult for all but the most hardcore audio gadget fanatics to...

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Google Nexus Q Review

 

This week we're having a look at the Nexus Q, a Google device released during the 2012 Google I/O developers conference both for free to all attendees and for $299 to anyone wanting to buy one from home from the Google Play store. This device is a...

Once the floodgates open, the Nexus Q will be capable of so very many things that it’ll be on every developer’s holiday season wish list without a doubt. The device feels great physically, only has a few software-related issues here before its big...

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Google Nexus Q review

 

Six months ago former Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicted that Google TV would be embedded on the majority of new televisions by this summer. That hasn't happened, but it's not stopping Mountain View from entering the living room from a different angle...

Whimsical, attractive hardware design ; YouTube streaming works great ; Painless pairing process

Only works with Google Music, Play Store content, and YouTube ; Confusing control scheme ; Poor video quality with buffering issues

A streamer only Google could make

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Google Nexus Q Hands-On Review: The Buggy Streaming Story

 

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part first look at the Google Nexus Q media streamer. You can read about the unboxing and setup experience in the first part.

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Google Nexus Q Media Streaming Player Preview

 

It's been (semi)widely known that Google was getting into the media streaming box business. This week they leaked a page on their Google Play website for the Google Nexus Q streaming media device.

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Review: Google Nexus Q streaming media hub

 

Let's assume for a moment that you are a member of the Android team at Google. You've decided that you really like the concept behind Apple's AirPlay, but you believe you have a better way to go about it. You develop the concept, present it to your...

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Google's Nexus Q is cool looking, but how does it perform?

Cool design ; Built-in 25-watt amp ; Easy to setup ; Boasts extreme "hack-ability

Extremely expensive ; Doesn't stream non-Google apps like Netflix, Pandora, MLB.TV, or Hulu Plus ; Only works with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean devices

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