Well this didn’t take long. Just mere days after it was announced, the Nexus Q has already been “modified” to run games. In case you’re not familiar, the Nexus Q is a streaming media player that plays content like music, movies and YouTube videos. While it’s a media player for the average consumer, it’s still an Android device at heart and features items like a smooth TI-OMAP 4460 processor— which is the same one that’s featured in the Galaxy Nexus. Being that it’s a Nexus-branded device, Google indirectly welcomed developers to try their hand at jazzing up the device, and that’s exactly what app developer Christina Kelly has done. Using some quick wits, Kelly was able to successfully load up Swords and Soldiers on the Nexus Q. While Swords and Soldiers loaded up, it doesn’t actually run— but even if it did, there’s still the item of ummm you know… the lack of touch controls— which makes the game pretty much useless on the device.
Still, you can’t help but be excited for the achievement. It should only be a matter of time before we see more clever hackery from other crafty developers for the Nexus Q.