If you are living in the UK and are just about salivating at the thought of Google’s Nexus Q, you may want to hold off just a little on your excitement. Google has confirmed that their streaming device will not landing on British soil “anytime soon”. Stephen Rosenthal, Google UK’s public affairs manager is quoted as saying that, “there are no plans as yet” when he was asked when the device would be making to the UK.
Just in case you are uninformed about this device, Google is calling it the world’s first “social streaming player” and it is designed to stream media from the cloud to your TV or even sound system. It’s powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, SGX540 graphics and packs 1GB LPDDR RAM, 16GB NAND flash memory, Bluetooth, NFC, and even has ethernet connectivity. It also comes with a 25W amplifier as well as banana jack speaker outputs, Micro HDMI and Micro USB.
Supposedly, the Nexus Q will be controlled via your Android device, where you will access Google Play and YouTube apps (this is of course on either phone or tablet) and you can select whatever TV or music you want from there. Friends also have the ability to queue up videos and so on for the device to play, but you can also switch the device to different mode if you don’t wish to have people messing up your perfect music playlist. #
Currently, the Nexus Q is priced at $299.