Google announced three new products for their Nexus line during Wednesday's keynote event. All three products with its own unique features is promised by the company to "wow" you in every way possible.
The first phone in the exclusive line was released in 2010 and it has evolved each time. This time around, pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device may be Google's most impressive one yet. With plans of their new Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean set to upload to the phone in mid-July, updates to common features like voice search, text input, and the notification bar were impressively demonstrated during the event. However, new features like Moving Widgets, Google Now, and Android Beam were clearly the highlights of the highly anticipated Android phone. The Android phones have had ups and but twice as many downs along with much criticism. This phone seems to promise satisfaction as well as cellular advancements. The Galaxy will be compatible on GSM networks worldwide.
The Nexus 7
Google's tablet is already being declared as the iPad killer and with all the hype surrounding it, rightfully so. The tablet, which runs off the Android Jelly Bean system, is starting out with a $199 price tag. It will provide the ability to download magazines, books, and movies. Its advanced processing power is designed for gaming and graphics as well as watching movies. Google has implemented their Android systems into many tablets but never created their own until now. Sounds like the company is determined to compete against other tablets like the iPad and the new Microsoft Surface and they are not holding back.
The Nexus Q
Quite possibly the product that many viewed as a surprise, the Q is a media streaming device for your living room. It will connect to your television and stream music and movies direct from the Android phone or tablet and display them on your TV. Priced at $299, the "Q" has connections for audio and video for all television models. It reads the media right off of a Google Play profile that has the contents saved in Google's cloud. While this sounds very interesting, the product is also Google's first product with such technology. There will be many glitches with much room for improvement so the price tag may be a bit high compared to Apple's "AppleTV" and its capabilities.
Google has displayed their determination to succeed in the consumer electronics industry. With so much competition already established, will they be able to deliver with their products? Will you buy in?