Proof of Concept for now.
The Nexus Q got hacked to run CM9 and XBMC. There are still a few bugs, but WiFi and Bluetooth are both up and running.
Remember that odd ball-shaped Media Streamer that Google announced a few weeks ago? Yep, that's the Nexus Q.
We all know it was hacked in less than 24 hours since its release, but now, developer Jason Parker (aka "kornyone") has ported a full version of the CyanogenMod custom Android ROM, including a pre-built version of XBMC.
If you own one and would like to give it a go, you can download the APK from HERE!It's an extremely basic implementation, providing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi but lacking full sound support — still, as the CyanogenMod team points out on Google+, it's a real "indication of potential" for the somewhat limited device.
Parker's achievement follows hot on the heels of another success, getting a pre-built version of the open source XBMC media center to run on the Q. Again, its practical uses are limited — XBMC for Android is hardly out of the starting gate itself, and according to Android Police "the interface is still very much centered around arrow keys/a d-pad."
Also, look for the in-depth installation instructions over the xda-developers official forums.
And finally, take a look at the demonstration video below!
NEWS SOURCE: CyanogenMod XBMC Nexus-Q (via) TheVerge
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!