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Google announce the Nexus Q, a streaming media player for 299$

Just after its new tablet was revealed to the public, Google has also annouced the “Nexus Q”, a device which aim to stream music and allow its users to stream movies and music from Google Play, the Store by Google like Apple's iTunes Store. The device will be sold for 299$. Find out all détails, images and video of the Nexus Q after the jump.

Published: Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:10
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Like the Apple TV which is far less (99$), the Nexus Q will also allow users to connect to an HD TV, a mobile device or a Theater. Content of a mobile device or a tablet under Androïd, including content from Youtube, can be streamed on the Nexus Q.

The unit is rounded in shape, just like ball and can be connected to an HDTV, an audio amplifier, or just speakers. Google describes its Nexus Q as the first "Media Player" for social streaming as it allows users to create music playlist they can share with friends. Friends can add their music to the playlist also.

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Le Nexus Q fonctionne sous Androïd 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich et est boosté par un processeur Dual-Core OMAP 4460. L’appareil sera disponible en version 16 Go et sera disponible à la mi-juillet 2012 pour 299$.

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The Nexus Q works with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is boosted by a Dual-Core OMAP 4460. The device will be available in 16GB version by mid-July 2012 for $ 299.

Besides being able to be connected to other devices, the Nexus Q, thanks to its integrated 25 watt amplifier, will broadcast on loudspeakers without the need of any A/V receiver. It is also equipped with an optical audio port, an Ethernet jack, Wi-Fi, and an NFC chip, and a HDMI output. An HDMI cable is included with the Nexus Q.

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The Google Nexus Q can stream content from Google Play Music, Google Play Movie, Google Play TV and Youtube. This sort of iPod and Apple TV but made by Google and dedicated to streaming is visibly different from the devices from the Google TV platform in that it is highly integrated with Google Play and interact with other Android devices around. In comparison with Google TV platform launched in 2010 to compete with Apple TV, you can surf the web, install applications on the Nexus Q.

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