Google takes on home media with Nexus Q
Google’s off to the races today with announcements across a multitude of platforms, some of them expected, some not so much. Falling into the latter category, Google has announced a surprising new member to its Nexus line: the Nexus Q, a home media centerpiece designed to integrate with Google’s cloud media products. The device has a simple but elegant orb design, with no visible controls whatsoever. Instead the device works off of a symbiotic relationship between it and Google phones and tablets, wherein it plays whatever is directed to it from connected devices. In a party or get-together setting, multiple phones can add music and video to a shared community jukebox playing on the Q, which can be connected via HDMI to an existing stereo or to two proprietary speakers that are available seperately. The Nexus Q is available for preorder for $299.99 along with the optional speakers on Google Play now.
It’s something that really needs to be seen to appreciate, so check out the video below to see the device in action and chime in in the comments to let us know what you think!
Source Nexus Q site
You might also like
Photo sharing service picplz has updated their Android app to 2.0, giving it a complete user interface overhaul and several new features. The most obvious update is to the look
“UUUhhhhhhh, I am so sick of how slow my phone is! Â Kevin, if you can’t fix this I am selling this thing and buying an iPhone!” These are the very
As a dad with kids who are as fascinated as I am with cool electronic toys, I am always on the lookout for apps that they can play and interact with as an alternative to just using them for gaming. During my morning rounds of the press releases for the day, I came across a presser from Hasbro and Ruckus Mobile Media, talking about how the two are coming together to bring characters from Hasbro like Tonka Chuck, My Little Pony and Transformers Prime to Android devices.