Nexus Q was the surprise announcement that Google made during IO2012. Google claims that Nexus Q begins the new wave of content consumption devices. Nexus Q is primarily a streaming device which can stream content (movies and music) from the cloud to your entertainment system. It requires an Android tablet or phone to control it and then you can simply stream the content from your account.
Google is positioning Nexus Q as the first social streaming device where if you are having a party your friends can stream content from their Android devices to your TV/entertainment system using Nexus Q.
Nexus Q is available for $299.
Diameter: 4.6 inches (116mm)
2 pounds (923 grams)
Die-cast, precision machined zinc bottom housing
Injection-molded, interactive balanced top dome with precision bearing and satin touch coating
Rotating top dome volume control
Capacitive touch sensor for mute
32 RGB perimeter LEDs
1 RGB LED for mute indicator
OMAP4460 (dual ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs and SGX540 GPU)
1GB LPDDR RAM
16GB NAND flash memory
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
CONNECTORS AND PORTS
Micro HDMI (Type D)
TOSLink Optical audio (S/PDIF)
10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45)
Micro AB USB (for service and support)
Banana jack speaker outputs