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Is Google Also Going to Announce the Nexus Q, an Android Media Player?

A reader of ours was poking around the Google Play store this morning and stumbled onto an addendum that lists out some details for two yet-to-be-announced devices from Google, the Nexus 7 tablet and a new device that appears to be some sort of a media center called the Nexus Q. According to the info we have pasted below, the Nexus Q sounds like a media center or player that you can run your phone, tablet, TV or home entertainment system through. It has access to Play Music, Play Movies, and YouTube. It doesn’t necessarily sound like a new Google TV product, but more of a sharing hub.

Nexus 7 Addendum

The following paragraphs only apply if you purchase a Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 has built-in Wi-Fi. You are solely responsible for obtaining internet connectivity through an internet service provider as the Nexus 7 does not support mobile connectivity.

In order to use the Nexus 7, you understand that you will need your own 802.11a/b/g/n access point Wi-Fi router.

The Nexus 7 is manufactured by ASUSTeK Computer Inc., whose principal place of business is at ASUSTeK Computer Inc., Nr. 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan (“ASUS”).

ASUS provides a limited warranty for the Nexus 7. Please refer to the warranty card in the Nexus 7 package or ASUS for details on the ASUS limited warranty.

Nexus Q Addendum

The following paragraphs only apply if you purchase a Nexus Q.

You understand that the Nexus Q currently supports only Google Play Music; Google Play Movies and TV; and YouTube, and that your use of those services is subject to the Google Play Terms of Service.

The Nexus Q has built-in Wi-Fi and a built-in ethernet controller. You are solely responsible for obtaining internet connectivity through an internet service provider as the Nexus Q does not support mobile connectivity.

In order to use the Nexus Q, you understand that you will need your own: (i) phone or tablet running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher with access to Google Play; (ii) compatible speakers, AV system or HD TV; and (iii) 802.11a/b/g/n access point Wi-Fi router.

Google provides a limited warranty for the Nexus Q. Please visit this link for more information.

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  • Aaron Abdis

    Bah, and here I was, hoping they were announcing a good, larger capacity portable music player to replace my 64GB Zune when I outgrow it, seeing as Microsoft has killed that product line.

  • Stealth_Voodoo

    The real question is, being that it’s a Nexus device…can you root it? lol

  • Ryan Powell
    • Larizard

      Love the ICS blue glow. Google just needs to rebrand the Android robot into blue and leave “Puke Green” behind..

  • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

    Why do all these events happen when I won’t be at a computer all day. Le sigh. :[

    • El Big CHRIS

      I know!

    • HGamesTeamCato

      Download the Mobile App and watch it from your phone ;)

      • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

        True. There are no laws against driving and keynote watching.

    • enigmaco

      Same here…..well I am class all day they are computer classes wonder if I can talk my teachers into needing to keep up on this in class for research lol

  • derek connolly

    This makes me think it is some accessory. Saying you need an android tablet or phone, speakers TV and av system. Makes me think Android@Home.


    In order to use the Nexus Q, you understand that you will need your own: (i) phone or tablet running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher with access to Google Play; (ii) compatible speakers, AV system or HD TV; and (iii) 802.11a/b/g/n access point Wi-Fi router.”

  • http://twitter.com/whoisajimmy Jim

    It’s worth adding that I was deathly afraid that this would be a portable media player to the tune of the iPod or that poopy Samsung one from not long ago, and I was very afraid. Hate u Kellex :’(

    • Larizard

      Thank goodness it is not some sort of Galaxy Player… lol. It’s a media Hub, meant to be connected to an HDTV. It’s the first product out of the Android@Home guys, looks like it.

  • justaddh3o

    those italics are LEANING boy

  • http://twitter.com/whoisajimmy Jim

    People have been speculating about them making a Media Center for a long time. From that description it definitely does not sound portable (the HDTV requirement) but it does, however, seem like it’s going after the same turf as GTV.. We’ll see how this plays out. I was hoping, honestly, that they would jump right into making “Nexus TVs,” but whatever.

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    The play store needs to sign up the rest of the labels to make it worth using consistently. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to go buy an album, only to find that its not available on the play store.

    • sc0rch3d

      yea it’s getting ridiculous….i listen to a lot of Christian music that is not on there. I have to (*shivers*) tell my wife to buy it on itunes, then have to upload to GMusic.

      • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

        Use amazon my fellow Christian music fan! Usually much cheaper than the tunes store.

        • sc0rch3d

          never used amazon…will it sync to gmusic? or require it’s own player? also, i don’t like having my CC# stored all over the place just to make 1click purchases.

          • I3allsOfSteel

            You’re kidding right? It’s cheaper and you simply download the music file.. You can then put it in iTunes, Gmusic, etc… And putting your CC# on Amazon is really not a big deal, I would trust it on there than on iTunes. After all, all those in app purchases on iTunes now… They go up to $99.99… crazy $hit

      • Larizard

        like, Creed?

        • sc0rch3d

          this past weekend was looking for Big Daddy Weave’s old and new music that is not played as much on the radio.

  • Andrew

    Go on

  • RoyD

    It’s the central home entertainment system that had been long rumored. I bet it will have “airpl@y” type abilities, and be basically like a Nexus Version of a Google TV.

    • RedPandaAlex

      I’d love a Nexus Google TV set-top box, but that wouldn’t only utilize Google Play Music/Movies and YouTube. To me, that sounds more like an Android Airplay thing. Which I don’t have much use for over a bluetooth receiver.

      • cobjones

        Jars of Clay is on there and that’s all you need.

  • Murphy

    Whoa

  • RedPandaAlex

    Might that be the home music/media system they were talking about?

  • http://twitter.com/zachvossdesign zach voss

    Nexus Querky