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Hack Allows Installing Apps On Nexus Q, Should Of Been Doing Do Out-Of-The-Box

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    Hack allows installing apps on Nexus Q, should have been doing so out-of-the-box (click for full article)

    "Let's face it, what the Nexus Q should have been is a Google TV box, and I'm most certainly not the only person to have thought that, as you can see in the comments on this post. The Q could still have that social jukebox thingy as an app on it. Based on the feature set of the device, the price and the (lack of) success of Google TV boxes itself, I can't help but wonder if they'd actually manage to sell a single piece.


    Fortunately, it is a Nexus device. Which means the community's hackery could actually make it worthwhile (and I believe that's the reason they put out the device, so as to see what developers do with it). Case in point: over at XDA, the Q has already been unlocked, rooted and a developer even managed to put together a small guide to install a few apps on it. The process isn't straightforward due to the lack of an interface on the Q, but hopefully in the future someone's able to make the Nexus Q into a device that can actually do something."
     
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    Nexus Q hack gives you home replacement launcher, new apps including Netflix | Ubergizmo (click for full article)

    "This is definitely not the hack that an average joe should attempt, but it apparently yields some great results. You'll get a home replacement launcher as well as accessibility to apps including games and Netflix streaming. This is just a preview for more to come as well, expect an easier hack as well as more options once the device is officially released and more developers are behind it."

    Nexus Q -- Give It A Launcher A And It Lives:
     
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    Nexus Q gets the CyanogenMod 9 treatment (Click for full article)

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    "Developer Jason Parker has decided to step things up a notch by porting full blown Android, via CM9, to the Nexus Q. Jason used a Tuna/Maguro build as his base image and so far Bluetooth and WiFi are working as intended. Overall functionality seems pretty stable for the first attempt at porting CM9 to the Nexus 9. This is still very much a work in progress as sound doesn't seem to be working quite well just yet.



    If full blown Android can be ran on the Nexus Q while maintaining the original Nexus Q social media sharing capabilities, things could get a whole lot more interesting for the Nexus Q in the near future. Especially after XBMC for Android has made its' debut. We'll be keeping a close eye on this."
     
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