Video: Nexus Q Hacked to Play Pong


Developers are really starting to push out the goods for the Nexus Q lately. The newest development stage for the orb is to turn it into a fully functional Pong controller. That’s right, folks. Good ‘ol Pong.

Update: As many have voiced, the game is called Brick Breaker in the video. But with no bricks, my mind went straight to Pong.

Any guesses on what other groundbreaking advances we can expect from the Q in the future?

Via: Engadget

Developer Pushes Launcher Through ADB to Nexus Q, Makes Device Actually Kind of Cool

So, the Nexus Q isn’t completely without a purpose anymore. A developer over at XDA has pushed CyanogenMod’s Trebuchet launcher through ADB to the device, allowing it to perform tasks other than the ability to only stream content from Google’s servers. Applications like Netflix and Angry Birds can also be installed and even controlled via a connected keyboard and mouse.  (more…)

Nexus Q Receives Tear Down: Made in USA, But Parts May Be From Somewhere Else

The Nexus Q, one of the more intriguing announcements that took place at Google I/O, has received an official iFixit tear down treatment. Taking it apart is a relatively easy affair as long as you have the right tools. The Nexus Q stands up there right alongside the Nexus 7 with its repairability score of 8 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair). And what about that claim that the Q was “built and manufactured in the USA?”  (more…)

Nexus Q Has a “Magic 8 Ball” Easter Egg

According to the Nexus Q, it isn’t even sure if you should buy one. Recently reported by Android Authority, there is an Easter Egg tucked inside the Nexus Q app. If you cruise into a specific Nexus Q’s settings in the app, you can tap on the image of the Q and then proceed to a screen that asks if you “Have a dilemma?” From there you can tap the Q again and ask it a question. It works just as a Magic 8 Ball, so don’t expect it to always give a reliable answer.

It’s another awesome goodie that ties in nicely with our unearthing of the Jelly Bean Easter egg. Good work, Google.

Via: Android Authority

Video: First Look at the Google Nexus Q

Now that we have the Nexus Q set up, Google’s odd little media sharing device was just asking for us to show it off. Before we do that though, I feel like I should share some thoughts that this video won’t touch on.

First of all, if you aren’t familiar with it yet, I’ll do my best to try and describe it. The Nexus Q (pictured above) is a media sharing amp of sorts, but the media sharing is limited to Google Play Movies and TV, Google Music, and YouTube. Your friends, as long as they have a compatible device, can share their Google Play media to it as well as long as they are connected to your WiFi network. Google wants it to be a social media sharing experience.  (more…)

Saturday Poll: Are You Interested in the Nexus Q?

We are waiting to get back to our home networks to set up and play with our Nexus Q media players. There is still a lot of possible confusion as to what exactly this thing does, but one thing we do know, is that it has been built like a tank. It’s purpose is to seamlessly stream content from the cloud to your TV and speakers with no syncing or wires.

The device is going for $300 on Google Play and we want to know who here has plans to get on. Let us know your thoughts on the Q down below.

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Photo Tour of the Android Floor at Google I/O 2012

The Android floor at Google I/O is always the coolest place at the conference to hangout at. It’s an entire floor of giant Android statues, interactive stations, gadgets, and nerds. This year, it managed to jump up another level in the Coolness Meter because they added Nexus sections which featured not only the Galaxy Nexus, but the newly announced Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q media sharing thing-a-ma-jiggy. It’s one of those experiences that we wish all Android enthusiasts could be a part of.

For those not able to attend, we thought that maybe snapping a ton of photos of the place and all of its intricacies would help you understand what we are talking about. Check out the gallery below.  (more…)

Google Nexus Q Unveiled – Your Streaming Home Media Center

Say “Hello” to the Nexus Q, a streaming media player for your Android life. We first broke the news on this earlier today, but Google has gone ahead and made it official by posting it to the Play store. For $299, you can connect your phones, tablets, and TVs and streaming all of your favorite media including movies, music, TV shows, and YouTube. Check out the video below to get the full picture.  (more…)