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Google Unveils Nexus Q, The Android Set-Top Box


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#1 WinTunes

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:29 PM



Google also announced its latest take on the Apple TV, a weird, spherical $200 device called Nexus Q that Google describes as its first consumer-electronics product. It's the latest in a long line of living room set top boxes, but runs Android, not Google TV, and features social networking functionality.

The device features:

  • OMAP 4460 chip (same as the Galaxy Nexus)
  • Android OS
  • 25W audio amplifier
  • Optical digital audio output
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Ethernet
  • NFC, Bluetooth
  • Micro USB

It streams your favorite entertainment directly from the cloud to your living room. Just use the Google Play and YouTube apps on your Android phone or tablet to surf an ocean of music, TV, movies and music, and Nexus Q will play it all on the biggest speakers and screen in the house. There are no downloads, no syncing, no running out of space. Just the stuff you love -- at home and out loud.

Nexus Q

#2 P.McGinley

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:08 AM

PCMag compared Google Q and Apple TV in this article: http://www.pcmag.com...,2406407,00.asp

#3 _akier_

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

I love the presence of the audio amplifier.

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