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Chromecast hits $35 price point, aims to connect TV to the web this week

Chromecast hits $35 price point, aims to connect TV to the web this week

This week the folks a Google have introduced a re-birth of the TV-connected smart device Nexus Q with a dongle called "Chromecast". This device connects through your television's standard HDMI port, connects to the web via Wi-Fi, and is controlled by a wide variety of devices, including Android, iOS, Chrome for Windows, Chrome for OS X, and Chrome OS on the Chromebook Pixel.

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Google Android console, smartwatch and “Nexus Q 2″ tipped in works

Google Android console, smartwatch and “Nexus Q 2″ tipped in works

Google is working on an Android games console similar to OUYA, as well as a smartwatch, sources close to the plans claim, in addition to a media playing replacement to the ill-fated Nexus Q. The new hardware, currently in development the insiders tell the WSJ, will be internally designed and marketed it's said, with the first of the bunch set to hit the market as early as this fall.

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Google Play Music update quietly drops support for Nexus Q

Google Play Music update quietly drops support for Nexus Q

Google Play Music received a big update yesterday during Google I/O when the company launched its All Access music streaming service (we even got a quick hands-on session). However, as the old saying goes, if something gets added on then something must be taken off, and it seems the Nexus Q falls right in line with that. The latest update to Google Play Music drops support for the Nexus Q.

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Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb hits Google Play

Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb hits Google Play

Today Google has officially put the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger up for sale, it being a long-awaited half-orb instilled with the power to charge the power of the LG-made Nexus 4. This device is an oddity in the halls of Google-made hardware in that it essentially takes on the shape of the Nexus Q (at defunct Google product currently "back on the drawing board") and acts as a charger for wireless devices - specifically the Nexus 4 here. And it's up for sale right this minute!

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Nexus Q “no longer available” according to Google Play listing

Nexus Q “no longer available” according to Google Play listing

It's been quite some time since we last heard from the Google Nexus Q, but the reason the media streaming device is making its way back into the news today isn't very good. After months of silence, Google has at last changed the Nexus Q's Google Play listing to say that the device is "no longer available for sale." For those who have forgotten, the Nexus Q hasn't been available for purchase since July, so why Google is just now getting around to changing its Play Store listing is anyone's guess.

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Nexus Q pre-orders sent out free while final product halted

Nexus Q pre-orders sent out free while final product halted

For those of you looking to get your Nexus Q device in after pre-ordering it inside the last few weeks, you're in luck - everyone else will have to wait indefinitely. We're getting messages from Nexus Q pre-order users from all over the USA saying that they've got a message from Google with the word FREE on it. Google appears to have decided that they're not quite ready to release this product out into the world yet in its final form.

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Google I/O 2012 Android Sessions video playlist open for all

Google I/O 2012 Android Sessions video playlist open for all

If you missed any or all of the sessions from behind the scenes at Google I/O 2012, you're in luck, because Google has set up a YouTube playlist for you collecting each and every one of them. The video embed you'll see in the post below is created by Android Developer Relations Tech Lead Reto Meier and makes up the Google I/O 2012 "The Android Sessions" for all to see. The conference "Google I/O", for those of you that do not know, is made specifically for software developers to converge and learn from Google (as well as Google-affiliated partners and more) about what they do with software and how developers can act and interact.

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Google Nexus Q gets root, runs Netflix plus games

Google Nexus Q gets root, runs Netflix plus games

It was only a few short hours after the Nexus Q was announced and handed out to antendees at Google I/O 2012 that it was hacked to launch games, and further progress has been made on the social streamer. Hackers over at xda-developers have managed to root the Nexus Q, and users willing to play around with an ADB shell can push apps over to the player, as well as enable the Android launcher to get full Ice Cream Sandwich on a HDTV.

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