The search giant – Google has rolled out a media player targeting the home entertainment market to take on Apple TV and other devices. At its fifth annual Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, Google announced a home entertainment device called Nexus Q. It is a sphere-shaped device that connects to flat-panel televisions and stereo speakers to play music, movies or television shows from Google Play. It also features Wi-Fi connectivity, Ethernet port, NFC, Bluetooth and Micro-USB port.
It sends content from your personal collection or YouTube to your existing TV and speaker systems. You control it through a separate Android phone or tablet. The Nexus Q, which Google calls the world’s first “social streaming device,” will be available in mid July in the USA, and will sell for $299. It will only be available at the outset in the United States and can be preordered at Google Play starting Wednesday and will be shipped in mid July, 2012.
Nexus Q is Google’s latest effort to jump into Americans’s living rooms. With the Nexus Q, Google is hoping that consumers are ready to be more social with their content.
Google also announced in the conference its 7″ inch tablet called the Nexus Seven, the 7″ inch tablet which is manufactured by Taiwan’s AsusTek Computer. This tablet will give tough competition to Kindle Fire tablet and ideally suitable for first time buyers as this is priced just for $199 for 8 GB version and $249 for 16 GB version and will run Google’s latest Jelly Bean OS.