Back at Google I/O 2012, Google unveiled the “world’s first social media streaming” device – the Nexus Q. In a nutshell, the Nexus Q packs in a 25-watt amp speaker, 25 LED lights, a unique oval shaped design, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB RAM and an OMAP 4460 SoC. Google also included a microUSB port on the Nexus Q to “encourage general hackability”, and within a couple of weeks, mods and hacks are flowing in for the Nexus Q.
Up until now, the Nexus Q has been rooted, connected to a TV and slapped with the stock Android launcher. As if this was not enough, a member of the CyanogenMod team has managed to get CM9 up and running on the Nexus Q. The build is still pretty much a work in progress with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth working, but other major features like Sound are still a no-go.
Below is the video that shows CM9 in action on the Nexus Q -:
What started as a media streaming device is now running a full-blown Android installation,and I’m pretty sure the Q will soon be seen connected to a 42″ LCD TV and paired with a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse and used as a HTPC.