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Nexus Q - First Social Streaming Media Player For $299

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google-nexus-q-social-media-playerIf you are a music and media buff, you would know that the new way of listening to music and enjoying media is in the cloud. Google has an answer to your cloud friendly social media streaming player. Google I/O 2012 has just launhced the Google Nexus Q, a social media streaming player.

It's an orblike streaming-media device, selling for $300 and shipping in mid-July.

Technical Specifications of Google Nexus Q

  • On the back, there's a Micro-HDMI output, an optical audio port, Ethernet jack, plus a Micro-USB port for "general hackability."
  • More interestingly, there's a set of banana jack speaker outputs, which are for powering speakers using the Nexus Q's built-in 25-watt amp: no separate AV receiver required.
  • There's also built-in dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC (near-field communication) support.
  • The Nexus Q runs a version of Android 4.0, with 16GB of onboard flash memory and 1GB of RAM.
  • Unlike streaming-media boxes like Roku or the Apple TV, the Nexus Q only supports a few Google-centric apps: Google Play Music, Google Play Movies and TV, and YouTube.
  • The "social" aspect of Nexus Q initially appears to be the ability for multiple Android devices to create a group playlist.

Check out the video below that explains the Google Nexus Q better