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Google Nexus Q is a Android powered social streaming device unveiled at Google I/O 2012

By Swapnil Kale / June 30, 2012 / Consumer Electronics

Google I/O 2012 was not all about and the new as Google also unveiled their latest development on the secretive Project Tungsten which they revealed last year. This new (completely Google manufactured) device is called Nexus Q and it is a small orb-shaped Android powered computer.

The Google Nexus Q has a neat design and is designed to the key entertainment system for your home which can interact with your Android powered tablet or smartphone. This interaction however is not limited to your own Android device as even your friends who carry a Android tablet or smartphone can send music and videos directly to the Nexus Q using their respective devices.

Nexus Q can stream music, movies and TV shows which a user has purchased from Google Play. It includes full support for YouTube videos. The device which Google calls the ‘first social media streaming device’ pulls all this content directly from the cloud instead of individual devices, regardless who is controlling the content on the device.

The device itself includes a built-in high quality audio grade amplifier at 25-watts which Google claims is enough to fill a room with crisp clear sound. It is powered by an OMAP 4460 processor which is the same one used on the Galaxy Nexus. The device also supports 1080p video, dual-band Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port.

Google has also added a micro USB port to the device although at the moment it is does not make use of any Google devices the company mentioned it will probably be of use sometime in the future and they also want to provide hackers a easy tool to play with the Nexus Q.

The Google Nexus Q will be available for purchase later in July from the Google Play Store, it is now available for pre-order and officially priced at $299.

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