At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. At the stand of Huawei, we came face to face with a mini HD media player that seemed lost in the middle of a crowd of tablets and smartphones of any kind. The device meets the sweet name of Media Q, which recalls the ephemeral Google Nexus Q.
This HD media player is equipped with a quad-core Cortex A-9 1.2 GHz processor. The device is powered by Android. It is equipped with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage expandable via micro SD card.
On the connectivity side, there is an HDMI port, headphone/microphone jack, two USB 2.0 and wireless Wi-Fi (n) and Bluetooth (4.0) interfaces.
In practice, this box is accompanied by numerous codecs, allowing it to read many audio and video formats. These contents can be stored in the device or in an external memory (hard disk / USB memory or SD card). Of course, the Media Q is also able to read the contents stored on the local network (in a NAS or another computer, for example). Finally, the Media Q is compatible with Huawei Multi-Screen, a system that displays the image of the tablet (Huawei only?) on the HDTV.
If the Media Q has a number of promises, some issues remain to be clarified. Besides the lack of price or release date, we question especially the possibilities of control of the engine. The Media Q comes without remote control. For the control, you must install an application available on the Play Store, or connect a keyboard/mouse, USB or Bluetooth.