Nexus Q updated, now works with Android 2.3.3 or higher; updates for YouTube, Play Movies & TV

Nexus Q updated, now works with Android 2.3.3 or higher; updates for YouTube, Play Movies & TV
Android users favorite orb, the Nexus Q, was the subject of two out of three updates that Android owners awoke to on Thursday morning. The first one takes the minimum Android build required to use Nexus Q from Android 4.1, down to Android 2.3.3. This one move will add millions of possible Nexus Q buyers. And while that is sure to add to sales, the Nexus Q is already sold out at Google Play Store and is on backorder. At Google Play Store, the orb is listed as "ships soon" while underneath that, in smaller letters, is a note that the Nexus Q ships in 2 to 3 weeks.

The other updates involve YouTube and Play Movies & TV. The YouTube app has been updated to allow it to send content to Nexus Q and to be used as a remote to play videos on other devices when used with an earlier Android build. The update to Play Movies & TV makes downloading from the app faster while it also kills off some bugs and improves performance.

The trio of apps are all free and all available from the Google Play Store now.

source: GooglePlayStore (1), (2), (3) via DroidLife



1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I know they ported CM10 to it. But!, I would like AOKP and to hook up a multimedia bluetooth remote. Now you got somthing. That would be a HTAD (Home Theater Android Device).

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Meh... Sorry, Google, 300 dollar for a media player...

5. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Ya, it is a expensive, which is keeping me from buying it. But I love that fact that is it made in the USA and I most likely will get it in the future.

3. ricodroid

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

its great experience but yea... f**king expensive .. wont pay all that money for a freaking orb lol

4. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Wow, I feel old, people complaining about expensive and I remember my parents first and second media setup, and even a few of my own... LOTS more than $300... and with so much less potential then this little monster... Hell I still use an old HTPC for my media needs, was almost $1000 back when I got it, was expensive, but I could watch movies with my TV/Stereo (Nexus Q - Check), listen to music over my TV/Stereo (Nexus Q - Check), run programs... over my TV/Stereo (Nexus Q - Check), play games over my TV Stereo (Nexus Q - Check) and so much more... (id say, yeah, Nexus Q - Check)... Oh sorry, ill let you get back to bitching about a possible unified system between Phone/Tablet and MediaCenter... #EXTREME-SARCASM

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