Nexus Q already hacked, has capability to launch games

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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9 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Who here is actually interested in this product?

8. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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.

2. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

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

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

4. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

9. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 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...

5. rpankaj

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

6. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

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

7. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

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