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WSJ: Google is Developing a New Nexus Q, Gaming Console and Google Watch

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According to a report out of the Wall Street Journal, Google has plans to introduce an Android gaming console of their own, along with new model of the Nexus Q and a smartwatch. Wait, that sort of sounds familiar? That’s right, because just before I/O, sources of ours said that Google was indeed working on a new version of the Nexus Q with a “gaming focus.” We were also told at that time that a watch was in the works, possibly even already on the wrists of select Google employees, but that it wouldn’t arrive for some time. As you all know now, neither appeared at Google I/O, so their status became a question mark. Seeing both appear in a story at the WSJ is always a good sign, though. 

In the WSJ’s report, they don’t specifically mention that the new Nexus Q will be the Android gaming console, only that it will be released. Their report isn’t exactly clear, but it almost sounds as if they believe that there will be both a console and a Nexus Q as separate devices (which makes little sense). Our sources made it sound like they were one-and-the-same, but the details at the time were extremely fuzzy. This new report mentions that this version of the Q will be much more affordable. The original Q was priced at $299. Keep in mind that we saw a media player built by Google touch down at the FCC a month or so ago, so there is something to this idea that a Q would return even if Google continues to kill off the original.

As far as smartwatch goes, no exact details were released, only another report that Google is working on one.

The WSJ expects at least one of these devices to be released this fall.

Via:  Wall Street Journal

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  • bananatroll

    I for one would love a all connected Nexus Q. Add a blu ray player, HDD, satellite radio antennae, and access to the play store?

    Take my money!

  • And will it be made by Motorola? #SetTopBoxesLiveOn {{-_-}}

  • Chris B

    ..how is anyone excited about this..

    Whoohoo, they are making a follow up product to a HUGE disaster. And yaah, they are making a product which everyone is doing and is no surprise…what…?

  • AussieDood

    Misplaced comma in the headline makes it look like there’s 3 products in the works. A new Q, a gaming console and a smartwatch.

    Regardless, I hope the Q brings Google TV capabilities which is what I’m really interested in. I have a Revue which I’d like to upgrade (purely because of the speed) but the newer generation products just aren’t that appealing.

  • Please Google…Make the smartwatch look like this!!!

    • SkylaC90

      needs to be 3″ to be perfect.

      • r0lct

        It’s better be 4.5″ with a 1080p display and front facing speaks.

        I need to see and hear my alarm in the morning…

        • htshfgsghdfg

          … On your wrist…

          • r0lct

            I forgot the /s

          • Droidzilla

            No, he just forgot reading comprehension. The “/s” was wholly unnecessary.

  • joejoe5709

    Wow. All hail our new Google overlords! They will encompass every part of our life. Microsoft just pooped their pants a little.

    • LiterofCola

      Naaah, I doubt they can compete with Microsoft just yet in terms of the gaming aspect.

      • My grandma could compete with Microsoft in terms of the gaming aspect. {{-_-}}

        • Chris B

          ….your grandma can compete w/ the 360…? She run Sony…?

        • bananatroll

          Youre grandma always shows us a good time..

  • Breakfast4Dinner

    Biggest mistake with the original Nexus Q was the integrated amplifier and speaker outputs. It inflated the price and wasn’t really necessary. Either you’re connecting it to an already existing stereo system or you just need normal audio outputs, 3.5mm and/or bluetooth.

    Hopefully they do away with the amplifier, bring the price down, and a Google version of AirPlay would be awesome as well.

  • Wil Gibson

    Well things just got interesting. I wasn’t really interested in the OUYA, and Mojo is too far out to tell what it will be like. And really, I’m just not satisfied with the next-gen console offerings. Having a platform that is synchronized between phone, tablet, and console would be wonderful.

    • michael arazan

      I hope Google includes built in android, so I can use a stock browser and all my apps and side load flash, I’m sure it will have music access already. I just hope it comes with a key board and controller

    • SkylaC90

      Then you should check out the Xbox One, just be alerted to the fact that the NSA is always watching you.

      • bananatroll

        f*** the nsa. I’ll tear off all the mattress tags I want damnit!

        • SkylaC90

          Right!!!, until nobody ever sees or hears from you again…

        • Droidzilla

          First they came for the mattress tag rippers . . .

    • Brandon Golway

      I’d buy one of these. I was contemplating getting the Ouya when it was announced but then I found the Odroid-U2 development board which is more powerful and more flexible, I currently use it as my HTPC/SmartTV.

  • tomn1ce

    The end of the year is getting more and more interesting.

    • Bionic

      Nexus 5
      smart watch
      new nexus 7
      hero x phone
      LG phones

      yeah, a lot of stuff coming

      • Shamu

        dont forget KLP!

        • Larizard

          Yea, funny how Kellex didn’t mention KLP at all.

      • 4n1m4L


      • Elliot Kotis

        Take moto x off the list, it is just Motorola’s return, nothing special about the phone itself.

      • bananatroll

        any idea who is making the Nexus 5?

  • Bionic

    google watch for christmas!! maybe it’ll be made by Motorola?

    • Hopefully they take after the Motoactiv and make it durable and at least have a few sensors tailored to the sports / exercise minded user!

      • Blue Sun

        I love my Motoactiv. Should be interesting if elements of it end up in the next Google watch.

  • Old rumors said the Google smartwatch would launch around the same time as the moto x – so maybe August is a time when we learn more.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Taylor mannnnn! Any VERIZON HTC ONE release date leaks? And sources? Anything?! I can’t breathe.

    • michael arazan

      In August? So that means December for Verizon

      • Droidzilla

        December 2014.

  • Lakerfan

    I assume the gaming console will be google tv capable as well?

    • Joseph Pojunis

      My guess is that the gaming console/new Nexus Q will be the new Google TV.

    • joejoe5709

      Yes. Let’s hope so! A Google TV, gaming console, media center combination. Wishful thinking maybe but its within the realm of possibility.

  • humidity

    After seeing Sony’s new smartwatch, I can’t wait to see what Google has to offer!

    • zurginator

      Hopefully something stylish, with a matching metal band at least.

      I love my tech, but I also like looking sharp… and Smartwatches just aren’t there yet.

  • Caleb Loop