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Google-made Android media player, smart watch, gaming console inbound?

06/27, 7:06pm

Sources claim all three devices early in the design phase, fall release

According to sources familiar with the matter, Google has both a smart watch similar to the Pebble as well as a video game console under development, both running its Android operating system. Additionally, the same sources indicate a refresh of a media playing device similar to the Nexus Q is underway, buttressing previous rumors. Reportedly, Google hopes to design and market the devices itself, and plans on releasing at least one of them by the fall of 2013.

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Google planning media streamer, possible Nexus Q refresh in FCC filing

05/18, 2:13pm

Model number of media streamer reference to Douglas Adams book

A filing at the FCC suggests that Google is not letting go from its television plans, with the appearance of a new device. The item, described in the filing as a "media player," has been submitted for various tests, though there is little in the way of details for the device to be found inside the multiple PDF documents on the FCC website.

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Google delays Nexus Q shipping, will retool device

07/31, 6:59pm

Google to add new features

Google's Nexus Q media streamer is heading back to the factory for retooling. The search giant turned hardware manufacturer is delaying delaying the consumer launch of the Nexus Q in order to add features to the device. Wired reports, though, that those who had already pre-ordered the device will be receiving their Nexus Q units for free and on schedule.

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Google Play sells out of Nexus Q stock in 24 hours

07/25, 7:08pm

Initial stocks run out forcing a 2-3 week wait

Google has sold out of its initial batch of the Nexus Q. The Google Play store shows the streaming media player as having a shipping timeframe of 2-3 weeks instead of the 3-5 day estimate from yesterday. Customers are now forced to wait for Google to get another batch of stock in for sale. It is unclear if the quick sale was from extreme customer demands or Google severely underestimating how many units were required, as it has not been revealed how big the initial stock allocation was.

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Google Nexus Q gets CyanogenMod 9 and XBMC hacks

07/16, 7:47am

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.

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Nexus Q has hidden 'Easter egg' mode

07/02, 1:30am

Nexus Q has Magic 8 Ball mode

Google appears to have packed an Easter egg into its recently revealed Nexus Q social media streaming device. Google I/O attendee Adrian Perez has posted images to his Google+ account revealing that the spherical media streamer has a "Magic 8 Ball" mode that is activated using the Nexus Q app.

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Nexus Q hacked to run Android games

06/28, 7:46pm

Developer hacks streaming hub in under 24 hours

Google's new Nexus Q media streaming device has been hacked to run Android games. Just a few hours after Google provided I/O attendees with free Nexus Q units, images emerged on the Google+ account of Apportable employee Christina Kelly, showing the Nexus Q hooked up to monitors and running the game Swords and Soldiers.

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Google reveals Nexus Q 'social streaming media player'

06/27, 4:30pm

Streaming device pulls media from Google Play

Today at the Google I/O keynote, the search giant took the wraps off of a new media-streaming peripheral, the Nexus Q. The small, spherical device plugs into speaker systems and televisions, allowing users to stream media directly from the cloud. Additionally, users can control and interact with the Nexus Q using an Android phone or tablet running Android 2.3 or higher with access to Google Play. Google touts the device as "the first social streaming media player."

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