Google was feeling very giving at Google I/O 2012, and for its attendees gave away the new Nexus 7 Tablet, A Galaxy Nexus with the new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and this nifty new device the new Nexus Q. This is a small Android computer, which is used for basically media streaming music, video and web browsing. The device is made solely on cloud computing principles, so even though the device is controlled via an Android phone or Tablet, all the data is stored in a cloud storage.
The sleek looking device features NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi and runs on the same processor as the Galaxy Nexus, the TI OMAP processor. Unlike other typical Android devices, the Q boasts a 25 watt class D stereo amplifier for crystal clear High Definition sound quality. Outputs include HDMI, optical and banana jack audio outputs, and Ethernet along with a micro USB port for data transfer amongst multiple media devices.
The Nexus Q is officially targeted as a “social streaming device” that will allow multiple Android users to share their music and movie libraries to a single Q, which is by far the killer feature of the device. The device is currently priced at $299 and is expected to go on sale in a few weeks.