Gateway between the cloud and the user, the Nexus Q is a new generation of media center, a hub rather “gifted” indeed. Google defines it as a “social media player”. Indeed, it is capable of playing streaming photos and videos that are not physically stored on the hard drives from home, delivering it in different rooms of the house. Simply connect it to a TV or speakers. Namely Nexus Q contains its own amplifier in Class D of 25 W or 2 x 12.5 W, so it can be connected directly to the speakers.
The device is also equipped with a processor dual-core Texas Instruments (OMAP4460); displays a flash memory of 16 GB and 1 GB of RAM.
Ultra connected, this sphere interacts with devices running Android, as it embeds itself Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google Nexus Q has a range of connection: Port-micro HDMI, USB, Ethernet, analog audio output (S / PDIF) and Optical digital audio. Finally, this sphere is fully connected: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as the NFC.
Compatible with Android can not only control the device remotely, eg using a smartphone, but also to disseminate the content from Google services, Google Play and YouTube.
Finally, Google defines its media player as a “social” in relation to its function “Q party” which allows guests equipped with a phone running Android to share their own files (videos, movies, music) by inserting them into playlists .
Marketing of Google Nexus Q is expected in the United States from July for a price costs 300$ . The unit can be ordered from the online store Google Play Store. We do not know as yet neither the price nor the release date of Google Nexus Q in Europe, or a shipment outside the US.