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Mystery Google device at the FCC could be the long-awaited sequel to the Nexus Q

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Mystery Google device at the FCC could be the long-awaited sequel to the Nexus Q
A mystery Google media player making a visit to the FCC, could be a sequel to the Nexus Q orb. You might remember that the social media player was handed out as a freebie during last year's Google I/O, and put up for sale at the Google Play Store. But it quickly became apparent that the device was not quite ready for prime time even though it sold out in less than 24 hours with a $299 price tag. The sphere was designed to help stream audio and video from sources like Google Play and YouTube, to connected high quality speakers and large-screen televisions.

The Nexus Q never did as much as buyers thought it should, and sales were quickly halted. Those who received the device were never charged for it as Google said it would soon offer another model that would offer more capabilities. But that was back last July and the new version of Google Play Music released the other day does not support it.

Now, an FCC document reveals an "H840" media player which was given model number H2G2-42, an apparent Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference. The device was hooked up to a 24 inch Dell monitor, offers Wi-Fi connectivity and a USB port. Furthermore, because it gets power from a separate power supply unit, it is not a smartphone, tablet or another mobile device. Google has asked for confidentiality which means no diagrams or pictures of the "H840" media player will be released for now. From the sounds of it, we might be seeing the Nexus Q sequel rolling into the FCC.

FCC documentation hints that the sequel to the Nexus Q has rolled into town

FCC documentation hints that the sequel to the Nexus Q has rolled into town


source: FCC, Liliputing via AndroidCentral                     

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posted on 19 May 2013, 03:41 6

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Kind of surprised that this toy didn't get released at I/O.

posted on 19 May 2013, 10:46 1

3. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Possible answer to googles lack of new android version and any hardware probably means google is stepping up there game. I mean think about it Android is the largest used mobile operating system, so maybe google has decided to use Google I/O for developers like they should and maybe a separate conference will be used to announce hardware and software.

For something as big as google they probably should have two conferences. I mean didnt google I/O last year have two keynotes one on each day? Here they had one keynote showed off whats new for developers and then allowed developers to attend numerous classes and fireside chats where developers can hear about stuff they need to know for there apps.

Summary: Google is huge now and I think maybe google needs two conferences one for developers and one to release new hardware with a new android version.

Just an idea

posted on 19 May 2013, 11:36

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


There are any number of reasons for this toy not making it to I/O2013. The request for confidentiality would argue that the release is not exactly 'imminent'. Maybe holding off for the holidays? (Dunno)

posted on 19 May 2013, 09:38 1

2. kickrox (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


if so im ready for it!

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:03

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6677; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


But what happens if MUSIC PLAY gets another update the new NEXUS Q doesn't support it?

posted on 19 May 2013, 20:24

6. kissily (Posts: 53; Member since: 09 Oct 2012)


Nice design

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