Google unveils Nexus Q social streaming device
by Lim Pei Hao
28 June 2012 - In addition to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Nexus 7 announcements, Google also unveiled a social streaming device called the Nexus Q at the Google I/O event.
From the exterior, the Nexus Q looks like a softball with a circular ring that houses 32 LED lights inside. Behind the device, it sports several connectivity options, including a Micro HDMI port, a TOSLink Optical audio jack, an Ethernet port, a Micro USB port and Banana speaker jacks. Powering the Nexus Q is an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. It supports wireless connectivity such as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC.
To use the Nexus Q, you will need at least an Android device and a WiFi Internet connection so you could stream your music and video via Google Play app. Plus, you could also stream YouTube videos to your TV. What's interesting is that you could create a social playlist with your friends. Friends could choose the music they wish to play from their Android devices and then it would be played through Nexus Q. Plus, your friends also could pick which music to play first.
Triad Bookshelf Speakers
At launch, the Nexus Q is available for US Customers at the Google Play store for US$299 (S$ 383). Google is also selling the Triad Bookshelf Speakers at US$399 (S$ 510) and Speaker Cables at US$49 (S$ 63) to pair with the Nexus Q.
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