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According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is working on its own Android-powered gaming console and smartwatch — and a replacement for the Nexus Q is also on the way. The report states that Mountain View hopes to ship at least one of the products by this fall, and plans to both design and market them itself. In recent months, Android gaming consoles like Ouya and the GameStick have received a tremendous amount of attention — the Ouya went on sale at retailers just this week — but according to the Journal's sources Google's move to create a console is also based on expectations that Apple will add gaming to a future version of the Apple TV.

Google is currently working on the next iteration of the Android operating system, which will reportedly be better suited for the low-cost smartphones that are taking off in developing counties. Google is said to be developing its own low-cost smartphones — a one-two punch that could prove effective against efforts like Mozilla's Firefox OS. Through its Google X hardware facilities the company is also reportedly working on "next-generation" Android devices separate from the hardware its subsidiary Motorola is developing.

According to the Journal, expanding Android's reach across multiple product types is a big part of Google's plans. HP is named as one hardware partner that is working on a new laptop that will run the next version of Android, internally named "K release" (our own sources have indicated the shipping name will be Key Lime Pie). The Journal reports that the Android-powered laptop is intended to be a direct competitor to Windows computers.

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bayou2003
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Smart watch?? wtf.





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sbr2
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Bizarre since another android based console (Ouya) just hit the market. I'm sure there will be a huge marketing campaign for an actual google console though.





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Old Money
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This all sounds sweet





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aVatiger
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Smart watch?? wtf.


smart watch been around, shite.. Sony has one and there is a couple others






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oR33Do
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Sony has a new one coming out that can link up via Bluetooth.

Oh and there is some cool sunglasses coming out (not Google glass) that run on android but its geared toward fitness.






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Cs
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Smart watch?? wtf.


Wearable computing is the future.

Microsoft and Apple are also working on smartwatches.






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NawlinsTigah270
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Google is going to take over the world. I signed up for the new all access music service today and it is wonderful





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Brummy
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smartwatch








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Lsuhoohoo
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Jesus, Google is everywhere these days. Remember when google was just a search engine?





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Bestbank Tiger
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What good is a smartwatch? The screen would have to be tiny.





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El Hombre de Moleculoso
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Google is going to take over the world. I signed up for the new all access music service today and it is wonderful


I have that too. pretty frickin sweet.

I love how the new android gives me a pop up telling me when I need to leave to make an appointment on time. Future.






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