Google introduces Nexus Q Streaming Media to Compete with the Apple TV

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 Google I / O conference  in San Francisco unveiled the Nexus Q streaming media, in addition to the  Nexus 7 tablet to compete with the Apple TV. The small ball brings all the media on the TV, but is also considerably more expensive.

 

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                                       Media Player Nexus Q (here and below are the images).

 

Google device called the world's first social streaming player. It is designed to play multimedia content from the network "cloud": connecting the device to the TV, sound system and the Internet, users can watch videos and television programs, as well as listening to music.

Nexus Q has a spherical shape, diameter – 116 mm. The equipment consists of ARM-based processor, 1GB of RAM, a flash unit with a capacity of 16 GB, wireless adapters Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth, a microchip NFC, Ethernet-controller and a 25-watt amplifier. There are ports MicroHDMI, MicroUSB and a set of audio jacks. Operating System – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Nexus Q streams content directly from the cloud on the home TV or stereo. This small ball is attached to the devices and integrated in the home network. You can then play music and videos from Google will be played. Unlike the Apple TV solution uses Google to stream directly from the network. A smartphone has indeed saved the contents, is a command to the Nexus Q but the content streamed from the Internet. Apparently serves as a cache of 16 GB of internal flash memory.

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The Nexus provides Q to control its own app. It also supports social playlists that can be designed together with friends, even while they are playing.Owners of Android devices can also take turns during a visit to the control of the Nexus Q.

The operating system Android is used on the Nexus 4.0 Q. A two-OMAP4460 Cortex-A9 cores working at home and can access to 1 GB of RAM. Technically, the Nexus Q also offers dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC. An LED ring of light 32 LEDs in addition to the music.

The system has more numerous connections, including Fast Ethernet, Micro-HDMI, optical audio output (S / PDIF) and banana plugs for speakers and a micro USB port which is really only useful for servicing. Google has nothing on the other hand, if the device is hacked.

You can control the media player with a smartphone or tablet based on Android. Supported by the collective editing of playlists. Nexus Q is now available for order in the United States at an estimated price of 300 dollars, deliveries will begin in mid-July. Further technical details have been disclosed. The text was adapted and supplemented.  

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