REPORT: Google working on Android games console, wristwatch and new Nexus Q

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google-android-logo.jpgLooking to move even further into the hardware manufacturing market alongside their software concerns, the Wall Street Journal are reporting a trio of new products on the way from Google, including an Android games console, Android wristwatch and new Nexus Q media player.

Citing “people familiar with the matter”, the Wall Street Journal claim Google have been closely watching the interest around the likes of OUYA, as well as looking to pre-empt rumoured plans that Apple will be looking to add games console functionality in a forthcoming Apple TV update.

A Bluetooth powered Android smartwatch, offering second-screen functionality to smartphone owners is also said to be in development, alongside a cheaper, improved Nexus Q player that could feature integration with the Google Play store for music and movie sales over a HDMI TV connection.

At least one of the new products is expected to launch this Autumn alongside the new Android Key Lime Pie release.

The report also suggests Google are looking to expand their global market through the manufacture of own-branded low cost Android devices, and hints that Google will be making it easier for brands to include Android functionality in other home appliances such as refrigerators and laptops, with HP a key new party interested in designing Android-based laptops.

Gerald Lynch