By Stephen Schenck | July 2, 2012 8:02 PM
What does Google’s Nexus Q look like to you? A futuristic trackball controller? A character from the next Portal game? If you said “Magic 8-Ball”, you’re not alone, and apparently a few Google engineers have taken that idea and ran with it to its obvious conclusion, hiding a Magic 8-Ball-like Easter egg in the Nexus Q’s Android app.
Google’s app lets you set up your home network for one or more Nexus Q models, configuring how you connect to those devices and getting you started with accessing your Google Play media library through them. When you go to pull up the settings for one particular Q device, tapping on the image of the Q will activate this hidden mode.
“Have a dilemma? Ask the Q,” the app invites. Enter in whatever question you’d like, from the Q’s opinion on your taste in music to the great mysteries of life (at least, those that can be answered with a yes/no question), and the prescient app shall respond.
We know, it’s silly, but there’s something nice about seeing Google build these little touches into its software, like the Jelly Bean Easter egg we took a look at last week.