The Google Nexus Q is awesome. With 2 pounds and 4.6 inches in diameter, the new center integrates digital media player 33 LED bulbs in black metal shell that changes color and intensity. It is interesting to touch, and even the hear. Without doubt, this is one of the most attractive devices in the market.
But despite all the elegance of this true mini-Death Star from Google, it falls short in terms of functionality. Sold at 299 dollars, its price is much higher than the Roku player LT (50 dollars) or the Apple TV console (100 dollars) but their functions are less.
Currently, the Nexus Q allows users to access services related to Google and Google Play Music, Google Movies & TV Play and YouTube, but users who seek admission to services like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, and MLB.TV are disappointed.
In addition, music and videos played must be purchased in Google Play, while the multimedia content from outside sources must be uploaded to Google servers in the company before they can reproduce.
There is another problem: now you need a phone or tablet loaded with Android 2.3 or higher to control the Nexus Q. It comes with its own remote control as many devices Roku bring, and no other way to control it.
If users have an Android device, the configuration is very simple: just download the application from the Google Play store on the phone or tablet and quickly communicate with the Nexus Q to premiere.
Also with the Nexus Q, we reproduced movies and music for hours, and although there was a noticeable delay to start up, for example, ‘Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon”, High definition was magnificent and smooth.
Skipping from song to song in the Nexus 7 tablet was also quick and easy. The user has the option to adjust the volume through the Nexus Q application or turning the top of the device.
Although the Nexus Q is a beautiful piece of hardware, it is a device that only appreciates the aesthetes of early adoption.
With its drawbacks, however, it may change when Google updates the device in the software aspect, perhaps opening it to third party services. But for now, it is little more than a curiosity beautifully constructed.