Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Google Nexus Q Is Baffling

David Pogue, on the Nexus Q’s social features:

In practice, there’s a lot of spontaneity-killing setup. You have to go into Settings to turn on the feature. Then you have to invite your friend to participate by — get this — sending an e-mail message. Then your friend has to download the Nexus Q app.

If you or the friend then taps the name of a song in your online Google account, it starts playing immediately, rather than being added to the queue as you’d expect. A Google rep explained to me that you’re not supposed to tap a song to add it to the playlist; you have to use a tiny pop-up menu to add it.

Woohoo! Let’s get this party started! Via Chairman Gruber.