Google Announces Nexus Q - Music and Video Streamer for Google Play and YouTubeby Brian Klug on June 27, 2012 2:31 PM EST
Earlier today we saw the Nexus Q leak somewhat, and now we know exactly what the Nexus Q is. It's a Google Play and YouTube companion streaming device which includes both analog and digital audio output. For audio, you can use the onboard 25 watt amp, or digital HDMI or optical TOSlink outputs. Google showed off the Nexus Q playing back YouTube videos and media from onboard a Galaxy Nexus. I'm looking forward to learning more about the details of how this sharing and pairing work, hopefully all will be revealed shortly.
The device includes an OMAP4460 SoC with 1 GB of LPDDR2, and 16 GB of onboard NAND. More importantly this is Google's first direct consumer electronic device. Just like the Nexus 7, shipping is mid-July and up for preorder now on the Play Store.