SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google has now officially introduced the Nexus Q, a social streaming device as it is being called by the company.
The spherical device is 4.6-inches long in diameter and weighs 923g. The Nexus Q packs a OMAP4460 chip, same as in the Galaxy Nexus, 1GB RAM and 16GB NAND flash memory.
The device runs on Android 4.0 and is designed to play and share music, movie, other such contents. It performs on fundamentals of cloud computing, that is, everything is saved on the cloud not the device. It allows multiple Android devices to be connected at once and can send different media to each of them.
Its wireless connectivity includes NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It also features a microHDMI port, an optical port, Ethernet, microUSB and banana jack speaker outputs.
The Nexus Q sports a 25W class D stereo amplifier. The top dome of the ball acts as the volume control, meanwhile the space in-between the halves glows with LEDs during playback.
The Google Nexus Q will be shipped in few weeks but it is available on preorder for $299 for the US market.