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Nexus Q already hacked, has capability to launch games

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Nexus Q already hacked, has capability to launch games
Well it has been about 24 hours since happy Google I/O attendees skipped away with their free gadgets. The Nexus Q seems to have been one of the more popular devices to pull apart and tinker with the last day.

Nexus Q already hacked, has capability to launch games
Apparently since the glowing orb is running Android, sports the same chip as the Galaxy Nexus, has PowerVR SGX540 graphics, 1 GB of RAM, and a handy microUSB port, it’s a magnet for developers to see what they can get this little guy to do. Android app developer Christina Kelly has already managed to get the Android game Swords and Soldiers to launch on the device. Unfortunately, since there are no touch controls, the title screen is about as fun as it gets.

Considering the orb can be controlled using an Android device, we wouldn’t be surprised to see someone figure out how to launch the apps off the orb and use the mobile Android device as a remote. No matter where it goes from here, we’re excited to see what the devs come up with next.

source: SlashGear

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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 21:04 6

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Who here is actually interested in this product?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:25

8. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Me. I have a very nice surround sound system in my condo but my receiver is not very accessible. It's always annoying for me when I have to decide if I want to listen to music or have access to my phone.

From what I understand this will eliminate that problem, and I will happily pay $300 to do so.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 21:21

2. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


If i could also use it for Basketball or volleyball besides entertainment, then i would buy it.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 21:36 2

3. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats easy, I already use android phone to android tablet remote mouse/gamepad through DroidMote. 2 bux and it turns my phone into a remote control for my tablet so I can use my tablet as a media center for a TV.
Yet another thing apple cant do.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 23:05 1

4. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


I say get it made in china and drop the price two hundred bucks.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 10:38

9. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Great! And ship more jobs to China instead of creating them here and help the economy?!!! How un-American of you and a cheap A$$h01e...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 23:55

5. rpankaj (Posts: 29; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


i think it has power vr sgx540...not 520.. edit it

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 00:49 1

6. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


oh no someone got a number wrong. dont be so snippy...regardless its still impressive what they are doing.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:03 1

7. Fallout09 (Posts: 413; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Throw in a blue tooth controller and watch out game consoles. :)

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