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Google: No Plans for Nexus Q UK Release

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Google has stated that there are currently no plans to bring the Nexus Q media streamer to the UK, which launched last night alongside the Google Nexus 7 Android tablet.

The Google Nexus Q will act as a rival for the Apple TV set-top box, letting you easily stream music and video from a mobile device - a smartphone or tablet - to your TV or home hi-fi. However, Google communications public affairs manager Stephen Rosenthal said "there are no plans as yet" for a UK release, when talking to Pocket-lint.

Still bemused as to what the Nexus Q actually does? It's a 4.6in ball that offers no speakers and minimal control - the top half of it is a volume knob, but that's it. It pairs with a tablet or phone over NFC, has a 25W amp for connection to passive speakers and offers microHDMI, optical audio, microUSB and Ethernet ports.

It's a strange an unusual device that's interesting enough to make us wish it was heading our way sooner. The Google Nexus Q will be available in the US in mid-July, and will cost $299.

via Pocket-lint

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June 28, 2012, 3:48 pm

<p>It can't come to the UK until the Play Store is fully opened in the UK;</p><p>The Nexus Q ONLY streams from the Play Store. It can't even access DLNA, so the ONLY way to play music on it is to stream it from Play Music, Play Movies or YouTube with the mobile device (phone/tablet) telling the Q what to stream from the cloud. The only way to play your own personal library is to upload it to Play Music first.</p><p>Now for the kicker: Play Music is not available in the UK. Not the store, and not the personal upload part. This means that the Nexus Q will be gimped on the offset if it came to the UK until the full complete Play Store is unlocked.</p>


June 29, 2012, 1:34 am

<p>I originally thought that this thing was massive, like a basket ball with two 25W speakers and a touchscreen Android interface. Then I saw the price and I began to wonder what other features this thing must offer to justify that hilarious price.</p><p>Then I discover that it's a tiny 4" ball with nothing going for it what so ever. Confused. I just bought a £15 bluetooth receiver for my AV system which is paired with my phone. Does the job nicely!</p>

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