The folks at iFixit tore down the Google Nexus 7 tablet earlier in the week, so it’s only fitting that they also ripped apart the Nexus Q social streaming media player – both were unveiled at Google I/O 2012. If you recall, Google was proud to announce that the Nexus Q was designed and made in the USA. While it may be manufactured here as a whole, the teardown reveals that some of the parts are actually international. Of course, that much was expected.
The Nexus Q features a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 dual-core processor (ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and SGX540 graphics core), 16GB of internal flash memory, 1GB of RAM, 32 RGB perimeter and 1 RGB mute indicator LED, and it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Below you will find the Nexus Q disassembled in a series of pictures. It almost looks like a member of the bomb squad disassembling an explosive device. Head on over to iFixit for the proper context.