by Andrew Grush, 21 minutes ago
For the last several decades your living room has largely been controlled by one powerful force: your cable (or satellite) company. This is slowly changing as companies like Apple, Roku and Google work to steal…
Amongst the slew of software announcements, Google introduced two impressive mainstream devices at its I/O conference last month.
The first is the phenomenally priced Google Nexus 7, which is as good as any high-end Android tablet in the market, if not better. What the tablet does lack is a solution to hook it up to the big screen, an odd omission given that it’s been heralded as a media consumption device. But this is where the second device comes into play.
The Nexus Q is a media streamer that will make a fine addition to the Nexus 7 — or any other Android devices for that matter. Being a Nexus device also means that you’ll definitely see its uses expanded beyond the “social streaming” feature that Google is angling it for. The good news is the Nexus Q is finally in stock on the Google Play store.
Since the price of the Nexus Q was already announced prior to its release, don’t be too surprised to see that you have to spend $299 to get the black orb. It might be a little steep compared to the competition, but they don’t exactly come in a glowing ball. While it remains to be seen whether the Nexus Q will be as warmly received as the Nexus 7, it’s best to play it safe by adding it to the shopping cart soon – if you really are interested. Ordering the Q ball now on Google Play means you’ll get it in 3-5 business days.
Will you be putting the Nexus Q on your shopping list?