Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google Nexus Q gets CyanogenMod 9 and XBMC hacks

updated 07:47 am EDT, Mon July 16, 2012

Nexus Q streaming media player hacked

Google's somewhat limited Nexus Q has had some life breathed into with two hacks offering the potential for greater functionality. Developer Jason Parker (@kornyone) has managed to install a version of CyanogenMod 9 on his Nexus Q, which he preceded with a hack where he hacked it to run Android XBMC. While both hacks have been offered as a 'proof of concept' neither is working properly.

According to Parker, he used Tuna/Maguro repositories and the prebuilt kernel as a base to 'cook' up his CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the Nexus Q. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are working and that pairing can be enabled without any third-party hacks. Remote control apps like Table Remote are working fine as well. On the downside, the sound is not functional while the System UI/Talk is crashing. "More work is to be done,' said Parker.

Of Parker's XMBC hack, navigation requires users to use arrow keys or a d-pad. However, like the CyanogenMod 9 hack, it is far from finished, while the XMBX open-source Android port is still a work in progress itself. Regardless, it certainly offers more hope for the expensive Nexus Q, which at $299 offers less functionality out of the box than a number of streaming media players costing one third as much. [via The Verge]







By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News