By Stephen Schenck | May 20, 2013 1:35 PM
The Nexus Q is unquestionably the black sheep of the Nexus family to date (yes, more than any CDMA Galaxy Nexus). After making its debut last summer, the project quickly went off the rails and fizzled-out before it really had a chance. This year, we were wondering if Google might take a second stab at the idea of a home Android-based media playback system, but no Nexus Q made an appearance at Google I/O. In fact, when the new Google All Access music system debuted and it specifically didn’t support the Nexus Q – an Android built from the ground up for audio playback, it felt like this door was one Google had solidly closed. Perhaps that kind of thinking is still premature, as a recent FCC filing may just reveal the Nexus Q, take two.
Here’s what we know: it calls itself the H840, though sports a model number of H2G2-42. It may not have a battery, but get its power through an AC adapter, instead. The only wireless bands it has are for WiFi – no cellular data. And then there’s the big one, where its primary function is described as a “media player.”
Taken all together, that sure sounds like it could be another Nexus Q. Still, we have our questions – where’s the Bluetooth and NFC, for one?
One more tidbit: the power adapter used here is a model SSW-2222US. That’s a Motorola component. Just something Google had lying around, or will Motorola be involved in the release of this device?