Google I/O 2012: Nexus Q “social streaming media player” announced, priced from $299 with pre-orders available today

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In addition to the Nexus 7 tablet, Google also unveiled the Nexus Q. And for anyone that may have missed this bit, the Nexus Q is not a smartphone or a tablet, but what is being described as a “social streaming media player.” The Nexus Q is priced at $299 and will begin shipping in mid-July. That being said, those interested will be able to place a pre-order beginning today.

As to what the Q actually is, a ball shaped media player that is 4.6 inches and weighs in at 2 pounds. The Nexus Q is powered by a dual-core OMAP4460 ARM Cortex A9 processor with SGX540 graphics. The Q also has a built-in 25 watt amp and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and NFC. Additionally, the Q will also have microHDMI, TOSLink Optical audio, Ethernet and banana jack speaker outputs.

Simply put, the Nexus Q is a device that will allow you to stream content from Google Play Music, Google Play Music and TV as well as YouTube. We should also point out that Google is also selling some accessories to go along with. For example, they have the Triad Bookshelf speakers for $399 and a set of cables for $49.

Via [Google Play]

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