The "Made in USA" print on Q's motherboard was made very visible in it's presentation video. I think Google is sending Apple a message here.
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- Yeah the social over the air streaming. I don't think it justifies the cost, but if you are comparing the Q to other hardware devices that don't have an amp built-in, you have to factor in the amp. That said, I don't think the amp is worth $200 extra.Jun 27, 2012
- I am not sure the high price tag justifies it either. But it's a completely different beast from a tablet or event a smart TV. It's really only a stationary audio/video receiver for your home, probably aimed more at the high-end market. Definitely not something that will sell massive volume (and that's probably why they can afford to build it in the US). If other vendors are allowed in, though...Jun 27, 2012
- Noble+1USA USA USA...*nJun 27, 2012
- This made me more comfortable about it: awesome article by wired.
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/06/google-nexus-q-revealed/all/Jun 28, 2012
- Verge seem to agree with my original point:
"The timing ("why now?"), however, suggests that an ulterior, secondary motive could be to irritate Apple"
http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/27/3121979/made-in-the-usa-google-nexus-q-streamer-americanJun 28, 2012
- The more I think about it, the more I believe that Google does not expect to sell a whole lot of these. Hopefully, the platform will be open sourced and other manufacturers will be able to run with concept .Jun 28, 2012