First Look: Google Nexus Q

Bowling-ball-shaped device will stream media content from the cloud to your devices

In addition to its Google Nexus 7 tablet, Google today also announced the Google Nexus Q, a bowling-ball-shaped device that runs on Android, and can stream media content stored on the cloud to your tablet, smartphone or TV. Google has posted a couple of videos explaining more about the device - one introduction video, and one video that shows "How it works" (the titles are reversed, the longer one is the more in-depth video)

In the second video, we get a closer look at the features of the Google Nexus Q:

It reminds me a lot of the Roku box that can stream Netflix, as well as Apple TV. And the shape reminds me of the plastic bowling ball set that I had as a kid.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Now watch: LEGO Lord of the Rings game trailer hits the Web Japanese develop real-time facial movement in avatars via webcam How The Avengers Should Have Ended Did this 1985 film coin the phrase 'information superhighway' and predict Siri?

What’s wrong? The new clean desk test
Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies