Updated: Nexus Q outed just before I/O conference

The Google I/O conference may have just started, but the company may have revealed a new device ahead of time via its Google Play page.

The device in question is called the Nexus Q, and although it is not known what exactly this device does or will do there is an option to pair with the device via Bluetooth. With the little information we have learned about this device, we’re just going to assume that it’s some form of media centre or component for outputting media.

Droid Life also received a letter stating that the device could access YouTube, Google Play Movies and Music and Google TV.

We’ll find out more shortly.

Update: Still1 has just tipped up this video which shows that the Nexus Q is a media streaming device that allows media to be played from your cloud.

Source: Google Play

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It's just a glorified media streaming device, with access to Googles Play service of course. And I heard it's going to cost $299? If that's true then I see another Google TV hardware flop here.

GP007 said,
It's just a glorified media streaming device, with access to Googles Play service of course. And I heard it's going to cost $299? If that's true then I see another Google TV hardware flop here.

where in the hell did u HEAR that?? If you mean in some site care to post a link?

Too bad I will never put my content 'in the cloud' like that... I don't need to be sharing anything with my friends like that.

Yeah I think I'll pass on hardware that's extremely software depended like this and only works with one OS. Next thing you'll know it isn't as big of a success as Google has hoped and support is dropped in the next version of Android.

Sounds pretty odd. My friends can add music to the playlist if they are connected to my Wifi? Then we can fight over the songs in the queue and the order?

I rather just use Smart DJ in Zune or something like that in the other media services.

This seems like a device I would use about 3 times.

My xbox 360 is already an excellent music streaming device (though lacks the ability for my friends to modify the playlist...)

ryuh3d said,
My xbox 360 is already an excellent music streaming device (though lacks the ability for my friends to modify the playlist...)
If The Verge and their price of $300 proves to be true, then I don't see how this can compete with an Xbox 360 or Apple TV for that matter.

I must really be missing something.... Why would anybody want to spend money on this device? Do you really need to have your friends picking out your entertainment playlists?

This will be relegated to the dust bin of history before it even launches. Google just wants to know all the stuff you listen to and watch, and correlate that with your friends.

If they painted it like a soccer ball, you might want to kick it.

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