Google Nexus Q – what is it?
What is the Google Nexus Q?
The Nexus Q is a small computer powered by Google’s Android operating system. It can be used with compatible devices to share content throughout a home.
The Nexus Q uses wi-fi and NFC technology to connect to other products to allow users to control what media is playing in each room of the house, as well as being able to stream Google Play or YouTube content to a TV or stereo. You can also connect speakers to it to play music.
It will cost $299 and so far will only be available in the US.
The Nexus Q was unveiled at the same time as the latest version of the Android operating system. For more information read our post on what’s new in Jelly Bean.
5 things we like about the Google Nexus Q
- It looks cool
As it will have to take a place in your home you don’t want it to look ugly, but thankfully Google has taken some time to design it. It also looks more interesting than just another black box under your TV
- You can easily connect multiple devices
NFC means compatible devices will be able to connect to it by just tapping on the top of the device. This should save having to fiddle about with a load of settings
- You can control more than one room
Connecting a range of devices means the Nexus Q will give you ultimate control over what music is playing in you house – unless someone else has connected to it too
- It has an amplifier
Featuring an amp, you will be able to use it as a stereo system itself, streaming your Google Play content from the cloud
- It will work with Gingerbread products
Not just designed to work with the newest products, the Nexus Q works with all Android devices sporting Gingerbread or a newer version. This means many won’t have to upgrade their phone to use it
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