With the introduction of the Nexus Q and Nexus 7 devices at Google I/O yesterday, one (big) question remains – how will the market react to these products?
The Nexus Q, a social media streaming device is undoubtedly a cool gadget – it allows you and your friends to stream content in your living room by interacting with one centralized device – the Q makes putting your Play Store content on your TV or external speakers an absolute breeze.
The Nexus 7, meanwhile, represents the long-rumored 7-inch tablet produced by Google at an affordable price. With a 7" IPS display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and (of course) Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it is no doubt an attractive device – but is Google taking the right approach to entering a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire into the tablet market?
Finally, we want to know how many of our readers actually plan on buying these devices. After all, no matter how awesome a new device is, there's no guarantee it will capture public interest.
To get a handle on how Google I/O followers view the new products, we decided to create a few polls. First up is the Nexus Q.
Nexus Q – Is It Worth The Price?
While the Nexus Q is a super-cool gizmo, and definitely adds some efficiency to your living room by centralizing access to your Play content, its price is a bit steep, running customers $300 from the Play Store.
While it's worth noting that the Nexus Q is fully manufactured in the US, its price is still high for what it actually does. Would the price be more reasonable if the device also came with Google TV (or any kind of interface of its own – right now the device is controlled entirely by other devices)? Simply put, is the Nexus Q worth it right now?
Nexus 7 – Is Google Play Ready For A Consumption-Oriented Device?
The Nexus 7. We've been anticipating it for what seems like a lifetime. Google's introduction video for the device bills it as a consumption device. In other words, Google is pegging it as a competitor to Amazon's Kindle Fire, but a competitor based on the consumption of content from the Play Store.
Even considering the Play Store's recent content expansion, many are questioning whether the Play Store can hold up to Amazon's dazzling array of media content. Of course, Android users can access Amazon's apps, Kindle books, and almost everything else, but things like instant video are still off-limits. While the Nexus 7 is an undeniably nice tablet for a sub-$200 price, does the Play Store offer enough content for a device to be sold on the basis of its access to Google's content?
Are You Planning On Buying One Of The New Nexus Devices?
Having taken a look at some of the more specific questions surrounding both new Nexi, perhaps the most important question is – will you buy these devices? Ultimately, sales will be the determining factor in the success of either Nexus device. Both have their advantages, but who's looking forward to actually making a purchase?