The Nexus Q sets itself apart in two ways. Unlike sharing services that allow friends to listen to the same thing when apart, the Q creates a shared experience for friends who are physically together. And the Q is a hackable platform. The device has a dual-core processor and open-source Android Jelly Bean operating system, common components in tablets and smartphones, that are capable of much more than relaying playback commands. Within days of the release, hackers figured out how to run any of the Google Play store's apps—500,000 and counting—through the device and onto a TV set, as well as stream Netflix, play a version of pong, and render high-def games.