One of Google’s biggest announcements in the first day of the I/O event was the Nexus Q media player device, meant as more of a competitor to the Sonos media player than to a set top box like Apple TV. Google wanted to show the capabilities of NFC and Android Beam streaming through this device, and built it to be the first “social media player”, which basically means that you can have your friends play their own media (music or videos) from their own devices, on your Nexus Q device and TV.SpecsCPU – Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 dual core Cortex A9 @ GHz + PowerVR SGX540 GPU System Memory – 1GB LPDDR RAM Storage – [...]
Now that “the first social streaming media player” has hit the market, you are going to need some accessories to go along with it. Surely, Google has already offered speakers and speaker cables as recommended accessories, but we found it necessary to get more details and outline some other options.
If you haven’t already read about the Nexus Q, take a look at our article here.Triad Bookshelf Speakers ($399)
Never mind the steep price of almost $400, these USA-made speakers were created specifically for the Nexus Q. They will be the perfect match for your social streamer, at about 13 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 7.32 inches in [...]
Most US device manufacturers have moved their production facilities to China or other Asian countries, where labor is much cheaper. Others simply hire companies Asian-based companies, like Foxconn or Compal, to build devices for them. Whether you consider the practice right or wrong, you have to agree that it has become so commonplace, that almost every electronic item nowadays wears the “Made in China” tag.
So, when a device shows up with the inscription “Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A”, I can’t help but be a little surprised. Well, that’s what has happened with the Nexus Q.
That’s right. The Nexus Q, [...]
In addition to announcing new software (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) and hardware (Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus Q) today, Google has also revealed more details about the state of its Android ecosystem, highlighting handset sales and app downloads.
Google revealed that 400 million Android handsets were sold until this year’s Google I/O event, an impressive growth since last year when the company announced 100 million Android device sales at Google I/O 2011. Also worth mentioning is the fact that daily Android device activations have reached the 1 million units / day mark, or 12 units every second, compared to 400,000 units / day last [...]
Google revealed today during the first day Google I/O keynote an intriguing device, that caught the entire blogosphere by surprise – the Nexus Q.
The Google Nexus Q is not a smartphone or a tablet, but rather a home media player shaped like an orb, and set to cost $299. The device, currently available in the US, will act as a liaison between your Android device and the consumer electronics in your house. You’ll be able to connect the Q to your TV or stereo, and play music or a movie straight from the device, while your smartphone will act as a remote control.
Underneath that alien exterior, the Nexus Q is actually a small Android computer, powered by Android 4.0 [...]
In less than an hour, Google I/O 2012 will start, and while we think we have a pretty good idea of what the Search giant is going to announce this week when it comes to new software and hardware, it seems that there may be an other Android gadget scheduled to be unveiled very soon that we didn’t know about.
According to Droid-Life, in addition to the Google Nexus 7 tablet, Google may unveil a second Nexus-branded device at Google I/O called Google Nexus Q. The device is apparently “some sort of a media center or player” that can be used for phone, tablet, TV or home entertainment purposes. The Nexus Q supports Google Play Music, Google [...]