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Identification and Background ¶
Introduced in June of 2012 at the Google I/O Keynote, the Nexus Q was a media-streaming device. The device operated version 4.0 of the Android System, Ice Cream Sandwich, and was functional with Google Play and various Android devices. Google's intent to create a revolutionary new media device; however, was not met with customer satisfaction. Criticism included the high price and the limited Google Play features when compared with other media-steaming devices. The Nexus Q was discontinued the October of the very same year.
The Nexus Q is easily identifiable by its spherical shape and black finish. When it is powered on, the circumference of the device will light up.
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Technical Specs ¶
- 4.6 inches (116 mm)
- 2 Pounds (923 grams)
Hardware Controls ¶
- Rotating top dome volume control
- Capacitive touch sensor for mute on/off
- 32 RGB perimeter LEDS
- 1 RGB LED for mute indicator
- OMAP4460 (dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and SGX540 graphics core)
- 1GB LPDDR RAM
- 16GB NAND flash memory
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Supported Applications ¶
- Google Play Music
- Google Play Movies and TV
Connectors and Ports ¶
- Micro HDMI (Type D)
- Optical out (S/PDIF)
- 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45)
- Micro AB USB (for service and support)
- Banana jack speaker outputs
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- 25W class D (12.5 watt per channel)
- Integrated 35W switching power supply
- World-ready 50/60Hz 85-265V AC input
- Automatic shutdown for audio amp supply when not in use