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. 

Source: Nexus Q, Play Store

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  • dagamer34 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    It's the Galaxy Nexus in the head of Marvin from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In black.

    Oh, I read that this thing REQUIRES an Android device to do anything, so it's pretty much DOA compared to an Apple TV or even the Logitech Revue. Sigh.
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  • mfed3 - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    i would love to have one of these for parties, but the price is way off. this should be $50 to $100. Reply
  • ssj4Gogeta - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    I don't see how they could have made it $50-100. It's basically a Galaxy Nexus hardware-wise sans the display but with other stuff like the amp and the digital audio out. Reply
  • Aikouka - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    Isn't that like saying you don't know how Apple could release a set-top box that has mostly iPhone 4 components in it for $100? The problem is... they did that with the AppleTV 2. =P

    It is worthwhile to consider that the AppleTV isn't as powerful as this and has always been a bit more cut down compared to the phone variants. They all have 8GB of NAND, and the newer version 3 uses a single core A5. I assume this is actually good for Apple as it gives them something to do with the dual core A5s that they binned with a failed core. =P
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  • Impulses - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    $300 is still overpriced no matter how you slice it, the freaking Nexus7 has a faster SoC and it's $200. Are you saying some audio/video outputs and a 25W amp cost more than a 7" 1280x800 display? Or that said stuff costs $100 extra? The Galaxy Nexus has a display, cellular connectivity, a battery, and a lot more engineering time sunk into it and it's only $50 more!

    Besides, the market has shown a strong aversion to paying more than $100 for streaming boxes... At $300 you're better off saving a bit more and getting a tablet/netbook to stream . I don't understand why they didn't bake whatever the Q is trying to be into high end Google TV devices ($200 tops).

    Their living room device strategy is just all over the place. Google TV has a ton of potential, it just needs two things, more content partnerships and a better remote. Mobile device mirroring would push it over the top. Right now it's just as dead in the water as a the $300 Q tho.
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  • ssj4Gogeta - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - link

    You make good points. I just saw this:
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/06/one-reason-...
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