So, what’s this odd looking, glowing, black Google ball that everyone is making a big fuss about?
It’s called Nexus Q, and it was聽announced earlier today at the Google I/O developer conference in聽San Francisco, along-side Google’s first ever tablet, Nexus 7.
Both devices look pretty cool, but it’s the dome-shaped Q that’s really got everyone talking. Dubbed as “the first social streaming media player,” the device allows anyone with an Android phone to add聽content and control what’s playing, connecting wirelessly through a WiFi or Ethernet connection.
Obviously taking a que from Apple‘s ever-popular iCloud, Google’s聽Music Manager聽uploads your iTunes or Windows Media Player library to Google Play so that your collection is available anywhere, anytime.
Some have been scoughing at the $299 price-tag, which has been amounted to the fact that the Nexus Q is made in the US, where as its聽competitors, such as Apple, outsources its manufacturing to China.