I’ve been getting bored with news lately. It all just seemed stale. Until now. Enter, Nexus Q, the future of cloud streaming. This thing is going to change the game in the smartphone arena. Mark my words. This brings great hope for technology, and audiophiles alike.
The Nexus Q features the same TI OMAP processor found in the Galaxy Nexus and sports NFC, Bluetooth, and WiFi among other standard features found in your typical Android device. Unlike your typical Android device, however, the Q boasts a 25 watt class D stereo amplifier. Outputs include HDMI, optical and banana jack audio outputs, and Ethernet. A microUSB port is present for “service and support” (in other words, to make the device easily hackable).
The Nexus Q is targeted as a “social streaming device” that will allow multiple Android users to share their music and movie libraries to a single Q, which is by far the killer feature of the device. It looks to retail for $299 and is available now with shipments headed out in a few weeks.