Google Nexus Q Hacked, Now Runs Games… Almost

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  • 29 Jun 2012
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  • At Google I/O 2012, the search engine giant unveiled not only the Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but also the Nexus Q, a friendly little “pokeball”, that serves as a sort of Android mini PC, for streaming purposes. The device has a dual core OMAP4460 processor, the same that’s inside the Galaxy Nexus and 1GB of RAM, as well as a PowerVR SGX540 CPU. So naturally we think of games here…

    And what’s what Christina Kelly though too, an Android app developer who has managed to get Swords and Soldiers starting on the device. The unit was already outfitted with a microUSB port, practically an invitation to hacking it and customizing it. The developer only managed to start the game, not run it, but I’m guessing we’re not far from that either. The lack of touch controls here is a bummer, although I expect you’ll be able to connect the sphere to a big monitor and a keyboard and mouse.

    The Nexus Q is still a flexible platform and this Android-based orb certainly has more potential than merely playing back music and video on other devices. Google TV devices also run a version of Android and everyone knows how difficult is to port stuff to that platform, so this may also be the case. The Nexus Q also has the role of a 25 watt amplifier that you can plug the speaker into and it also plugs to a TV via HDMI.

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