Ask Google’s Nexus Q, And It Shall Answer: Google’s Newest Easter Egg


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.

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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