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YouTube app update allows sending of videos to Google TV

by: Brendan LynchNovember 13, 2012
Google has just released a pretty significant update to the YouTube app for Android that will let users push a YouTube video from their smartphones to their Google TV box. This feature is incredibly easy to use thanks to the inclusion of a “TV” button that is located in the YouTube app on your phone. This button is located just beside the traditional “share” button at the top of the screen.
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Google’s Nexus Q gets removed from Nexus homepage

by: Bams SadewoOctober 30, 2012
Google made a somewhat surprising decision by announcing a trio of Nexus devices on the company’s blog yesterday. So now, the complete Nexus family consists of the Nexus 4 smartphone, the revamped Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10 tablet. But wait, maybe it’s not that complete after all. You haven’t forgotten about the Nexus Q, have you?
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More Android 4.1.2 goodies posted, Nexus Q gets its first ICS factory image

by: Bams SadewoOctober 12, 2012
Following the release of Android 4.1.2 JZ054K factory images for the Nexus 7, as well as for the “takju” and “yakju” variant of Galaxy Nexus a few days ago, Google has posted the factory image for the updated pure Jelly Bean firmware for the “soju” variant of the Nexus S. The Nexus Q also gets its first factory image released.
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Nexus Q launch delayed, more functionality on the way

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 31, 2012

Only a few days ago, we mentioned that the Google Nexus Q, the “first social media streaming player,” was up for grabs from the Google Play Store. If you weren’t sure if this surprising addition to the Nexus lineup would work, especially considering its hefty $299 price tag, you should know the device sold out in less than a day after being available, with new orders getting a 2-3 weeks shipping estimate. Unfortunately, if you were hoping to get your hands on the device, there’s more bad news.

It looks like it’s back to the drawing board as far as the Nexus Q is concerned, with Google delaying the launch until [...]

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Google Nexus Q has sold out on the Play Store, will now ship in 2-3 weeks

by: Bams SadewoJuly 26, 2012

Looks like Google has another bonafide hit on their hands. In less than a day from when the Nexus Q was made available on the Google Play Store, the company has exhausted the initial stock of the Nexus Q units. Those who are looking to buy the social streaming media player will now have to put up with a longer shipping date. Initially, customers were promised the orb-shaped device in 3-5 days from orders.

If you go to Google Play now to purchase the Nexus Q, you will see that the device is no longer in stock. The estimated shipment date for the next batch of the Nexus Q is now pegged at 2-3 weeks.

Did Google underestimate its own hardware by only producing a [...]

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Nexus Q app updated to support Android 2.3 Gingerbread and higher

by: Chris SmithJuly 26, 2012

The Nexus Q entertainment device that Google announced at this year’s Google I/O edition alongside its more famous brother, the Nexus 7 tablet, is already available for purchase from the Google Play store for $299.

The strangely-looking piece of hardware also has a companion Android app, also available to download from the Google Play store, which has to be installed on supported devices that can be used to control the Nexus Q:

You can use it with current versions of Google Play and YouTube apps to stream music, TV shows, videos, and HD movies to Nexus Q devices that are set up in your home.

After you install and open the Nexus [...]

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Nexus Q now available on Google Play Store, to ship in 3-5 days

by: Bams SadewoJuly 25, 2012

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 [...]

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Nexus Q unlock, root and app installs now possible

by: Chris SmithJuly 10, 2012

The Nexus Q is Google’s entertainment device that was unveiled in late June at the company’s Google I/O event. The expensive Q ball is a strange addition to Google’s roster of products, especially considering that it’s somewhat competing against another Google product that’s still very important for the company, despite missing in action at the developer conference – Google TV.

Nevertheless, since the Nexus Q is a brand new gadget, and part of the Nexus family of Android devices, we’re not surprised to see developers interested in tinkering with them already. We have already seen the Nexus Q get torn apart, and we already know the [...]

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Google Nexus Q gets the iFixit teardown treatment

by: Bams SadewoJuly 5, 2012

You’ve already seen the official Google pictures of the little bits and pieces that made up the Nexus Q. Now, the folks at iFixit have done their own disassembling of the glowing orb, and you get to experience the tearing down process of Google’s social media streaming player step by step.

But first, there’s more to the Nexus Q than just its fortune-telling ability, as the device also packs the following specs:

Dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor with SGX540 GPU 1GB RAM 16GB internal storage 32 RGB perimeter and 1 RGB mute indicator LED Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

iFixit: Nexus Q mainboard

According to iFixit, the Nexus Q has [...]

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Nexus Q has “Magic 8 Ball” Easter egg

by: Bams SadewoJuly 2, 2012

Some things in life are certain: death, taxation, and Google’s Easter eggs. You’ve seen the jolly group of floating jelly beans on Android 4.1, and, if you thought that Nexus Q would be spared from the hidden surprise treatment, well, you’d better think again. Better yet, you can direct your questions to the spherical media streaming device instead.

Given the slight similarity between the Nexus Q and a certain fortune-telling toy, it’s certainly not hard to see why Google jumped at the opportunity to include a hidden “Magic 8 Ball” mode in the Nexus Q. This Easter egg can be activated from the Nexus Q’s Android app. All you have to do is tap on the image of the Nexus Q [...]

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