Google’s beta culture infecting the hardware side of the business

Remember last week when I said that Google was moving its habit of beta launching software, getting tons of users, killing it, then resurrecting elements as different software had now moved into the hardware realm? We’ve now reached the “kill it” stage with the Nexus Q. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise for a […]

How to stream Hulu on a Google Nexus Q

The Nexus Q is a media streaming set-top device (sphere?) that allows Android smartphone and tablet owners to play and control music, movies and TV shows from the Google Play store and videos from YouTube on HDTVs. If that seems frustratingly limited, it is. But since the Q runs Android and is hackable, the limitations […]

CyanogenMod 9 ported to the Google Nexus Q

The Google Nexus Q is a $299 media streaming device designed to let you play music and movies purchased or rented from the Google Play Store. Out of the box, it doesn’t have a user interface. Instead, Google offers an app that lets you control media playback from your Android phone or tablet. Under the […]

Google Nexus Q can run Android apps… kind of

Google is positioning the Nexus Q as a device that you plug into your TV to stream music, movies, and other content from the Google Play Store, YouTube, and other internet sites. But under the hood, the Nexus Q basically has the same hardware as a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and it’s running Google Android […]