Google’s Nexus Q might be making a comeback

Google's Nexus Q might be making a comeback

The Nexus Q was a bit of an embarrassment for Google, and quickly disappeared into the ether. But a new FCC application, which has been leaked online, could mean the media streaming device is about to make a return.

The mystery project has been named the “H840” with a product name “H2G2 ? 24”, which seems to be a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy reference.

Little other information appears on the FCC application image other than the matter-of-fact description – “the device functions as a media player”. It also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and hosts a USB port.

Haven’t seen you round here in a while

The Nexus Q, which was unveiled at Google’s I/O last year, sold out quickly on the Play store but it was soon removed by Google, which felt it could offer a better device.

Those who received the device were never actually charged and it appears that the new version of Google Play Music does not support it.

It’s worth noting that the device is mains powered, which means it’s not mobile and therefore more than likely a revamped Nexus Q…or something we haven’t even thought of yet.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gains a J and new processor in rugged makeover

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active gains a J and new processor in rugged makeover

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has made another appearance online, this time in a benchmark result which claims to reveal a new processor and slightly altered named.

According to details which have appeared on GFXBench the rugged handset in question could well be known as the Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active, although that seems like more of a development moniker than something the Korean firm would actually market.

In terms of specs the benchmark result apparently reveals a couple of details including a 1.9GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus quad-core processor – which is different to the Snapdragon 600 clocked at the same speed in the Galaxy S4.

Global appeal

The water- and dust-proof handset will also come running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, with model SGH-I537 said to be destined for the US, while GT-I9295 will pop up in Europe.

You can still expect to see a full HD display on the S4 J Active, although we wouldn’t be surprised to see a thicker slab of glass laid over the top to provide extra protection.

There’s no further word on when the Galaxy S4 Active may make an appearance, but earlier reports seem to point towards a June or July release, so watch this space.

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