The Nexus Q Is A Disaster -- Use These Hacks To Make It Better

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We think the Nexus Q is a dud.Apparently, so does Google.

It’s overpriced, clunky, and limited in its functionality. A lot of people agree and they’ve taken to hacking it up to make it more worthwhile.

Put Netflix on it

A media player is only as good as its ability to run Netflix. YouTube user kornf00 posts these instructions on how to make your Nexus Q into a Netflix streaming machine.

Run apps in general on it

Phandroid reports on a hack that lets you install and run Android apps on your Nexus Q. Get your Google Maps going, run Foursquare, and keep an eye on the weather using various Android apps.

Hack it to run games

Forget the utilities -- you can also just play games. Slashgear reports on an Android developer named Christina Kelly who successfully got Swords and Soldiers to run on her Nexus Q.

Run Pong

It's Pong. It's classic and timeless and now you can run it on your Nexus Q. Check out this video to see it in action. You can control the bar by twisting the volume knob on the Nexus Q.

Install CyanogenMod

You can tweak out your device's interface by installing a popular Android add-on called CyanogenMod. Here's a video that shows the hack in action.

Put Chrome on it

Why not run our favourite web browser on this clunky media player? This video gives a demo.

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