Media player Google Nexus Q has become Google’s answer to its rival Apple (to Apple’s product Apple TV to be precise). The product was first announced at Google I/O 2012 conference and began to sell a couple of days ago. And I should say that it sold like hot pancakes.
At the moment the official Nexus Q page says that the device is coming soon. But the question is whether the device is out of stock or, as some experts say, there’s something wrong with the device and this may cause a wave of returns of the device back to the manufacturer. While the device is currently unavailable, pre-order customers got the following email:
We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order.
When we announced Nexus Q at Google I/O, we gave away devices to attendees for an early preview. The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.
To thank you for your early interest, we’d like to extend the Nexus Q preview to our pre-order customers and send you a free device. If you had other items in your order, your credit card will be charged for those items only.
Your Nexus Q will be on its way soon and you will receive a notification and tracking number from Google Play when it ships.
The Nexus Q Team
But what is this Google Nexus Q? Here’re some details and specs.
First of all, the device is distinct for its shape, which is round. I bet you haven’t seen many devices of such shape. Priced at $299, Nexus Q has one pretty interesting peculiarity – the device is developed and produced in the USA, not in China or any other Asia country.
Processor: dual-core Cortex-A9 processor
Operating System: Android 4.0
Memory: 16 GB
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC adapters
Ports: micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports
Connectors: Toslink, Ethernet 10/100 Base-T and RCA connectors for video and audio
Dimension: The diameter of the device is 116 mm. The upper semi-sphere is movable and serves as volume control.
Online services such as Google Play Music, Google Play Movies, TV and YouTube are supported. Nexus Q has a backward compatibility to support services from Android 2.3.3 Ginger Bread.
Nexus Q is decorated with 32 light diodes which serve as indicators of sound turning off.
Media player’s functional is similar to that of Apple TV and allows you watching stream TV and listening to music from such services as YouTube and Google Play after connecting it to a TV set or audio system. The device is controlled by a smartphone or a tablet that runs on Android.
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