Google Nexus Q: A social streaming media player
The black orb you see on top is the Google Nexus Q, a Nexus device with a very unique purpose. The device is the first social media player from Google. The Nexus Q seems to be a cloud-based device that streams music, video, and YouTube videos, and will let users share and create playlists from their own devices. The Nexus Q will also do double up as an amplifier, letting users plug in their own speakers that can be powered by the device’s 25-watt amp.
The device also features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Ethernet and NFC. The hardware is the same OMAP processor that we find in the Galaxy Nexus.
The device will allow people to connect to the Nexus Q and simply stream all their music and movies which they’ve stored on Google (Play Music and Play Movies).
Not only that there’s optical audio and micro-HDMI output too, and there’s banana-style connectors for connecting speakers.
There’s no word on whether other apps will be able to access this or not, but I’m hoping it will be the case. The best thing however is that the Nexus Q features a MicroUSB port so that should allow for ‘hackability’!
All of this controllable from your existing Android phone!
The device is available in US only for US $299 and can be purchased from the Play Store
here’s a quick video of the product -