If Boxee shook up the design world by turning the standard set-top box form factor into an odd geometric shape, Google has completely eliminated the “box” from the equation, and unveiled the Nexus Q, a streaming home entertainment hub for connecting your TV to your Android devices and to Google Play for content distribution.
OMAP 4460 chip (same as the Galaxy Nexus)
25W audio amplifier
Optical digital audio output
Google has described it as an Android computer, but it is clearly designed to be a competitor with home audio consumption tools like the Sonos Wi-Fi audio system for iTunes.