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June 27, 2012

Google Nexus 7 and Nexus Q announced at Google IO

The Google IO conference has had the announcement of the $199 Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q for $299. They are also showing off the google glasses. Google's Nexus Q is a streaming media player. Nexus 7 is a 7 inch tablet.

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean was announced as well.

Android has crossed 400 million activations.

20 billion apps have been downloaded from Google Play.

Nexus 7

The 7-inch tablet will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google's latest operating system. Available in black or white, an 8GB version will be priced at $199, with 16GB for $249. A quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1.2-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, and a 4,325mAh battery. It is made by ASUS.

Nexus Q Social Streaming Media Appliance

The Verge -The Nexus Q, an audio and video streaming appliance for users at home. It's a cloud-oriented device, designed to pull media from the Google Play Store as well as YouTube. The Q delivers the media to your television or a set of external speakers — it features a 25-watt amplifier as well — and is powered by the same chipset as the Galaxy Nexus. It features ethernet, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity, and owners will be able to use their Android devices to control the streamer. Optical audio and micro-HDMI output are included, and the device also features banana-style connectors for connecting speakers.
Nexus Q (social Streaming Media Appliance) is shaped like a black sphere

Multiple Qs can be controlled from a given Android device, turning it into a multi-room solution, but the big selling point here is the social aspect. Different users can add music from their own Google Play music collection to the Q's queue, turning it into a clever option for parties or group events







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