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Jimmy McGee · Dec 23, 2013

Nexus Q Receives Unofficial KitKat Port, Hiding Root Access from Apps with Xposed Module – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the forgotten Nexus Q! That and much more KitKat news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the XE12 release for Google Glass has had its factory images and rooted bootloader made available and the article talking about how Android 4.4.2 for the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition has been ported to the Sony Xperia...

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Tomek Kondrat · Dec 21, 2013

Nexus Q Receives Unofficial KitKat Update and Becomes First Ball with Android 4.4

The Google Nexus Q was one of the most peculiar devices introduced by Google. This media streaming, exceptionally built sphere was presented alongside Google Nexus 7 (2012) in June 2012 and originally shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich. Google never released an update for it and never really gave it any product distribution, so XDA was the only hope to taste some sweets. In the past few weeks, we talked about KitKat updates for many devices perhaps nobody expected an update for the...

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Former Writer · Dec 2, 2012

Universal Naked Driver Updated Again, Supports New Nexus Devices

Earlier, we brought you news that the universal naked driver received a well deserved update. For those who are unaware of the universal naked driver, it is a project that fits as many drivers as possible into a single driver install to save new users hassle. It's been updated once again, and this time for the newer Nexus devices. The new update supports the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus Q, and---even though it's a little late---the Nexus S. XDA Senior...

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Ian Stacy · Jul 10, 2012

Connect an HID Bluetooth Mouse to the Nexus Q

The Nexus Q, Google's new cloud-based media center, is one of the most intriguing devices to hit the market this year. Recently, we wrote about unlocking the device and installing Android apps. The latest mod for the device comes to us from XDA Forum Member fredc888, and allows users to connect an HID-compliant mouse to the media player, further enhancing the device's capacity to run apps and games. Since the Q doesn't have a traditional Bluetooth menu to connect to devices other than Android phones...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 9, 2012

CyanogenMod 10, Nexus 7 Hacks, Verizon SGS3 Locked (but rooted!) – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, Jordan talks about the important articles on the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the CyanogenMod team starting work on Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod 10. Also covered is the step-by-step guide on how to compile kernels from source. Jordan talks about the petition for root for the Verizon Galaxy S III, and the root and recovery for the Verizon Galaxy S III. Jordan then talks about the latest news for the new Nexus line of devices. There is an...

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Former Writer · Jul 8, 2012

Unlock, Root, and Install Apps on the Nexus Q

The Google Nexus Q is unlike any other Android device out there. It's round, there's no touch screen, and many reviewers still have no idea what niche this device is actually supposed to fill. This is XDA-Developers, however, and we try not to discriminate. That said, despite no touch screen and no obvious purpose, the Nexus Q is still seeing some development. To start, it is actually possible to unlock this device just like any other Nexus device. XDA Recognized...

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