Nexus Q Delayed; Google Giving Free "Preview" Versions to Pre-Order Customers
July 31, 2012 7:30 PM
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Google said the reason for the delay was to make changes to the Nexus Q before delivering it to customers
Google has decided to delay the launch of its new
Nexus Q media streaming device
, which would normally seem like a bad deal for those who pre-ordered it -- except they're getting it for free.
Google announced the spherical device last month at its
annual I/O developer conference. The Nexus Q is a cloud-based social streaming media player that can
stream Google Play Music, Google Play Movies/TV, and YouTube content to your tablet, smartphone, or TV.
After its announcement, the Nexus Q took a lot of heat for its $300 price tag and lack of features. The major gripes were that the Nexus Q can only play back from Android devices and it doesn't have its own user interface.
Google said the reason for the delay was to make changes to the Nexus Q before delivering it to customers, and some suspect that those software issues will be the big changes. Google emailed the following message to those that pre-ordered the Nexus Q:
We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order.
announced Nexus Q at Google I/O
, we gave away devices to attendees for an early preview. The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.
To thank you for your early interest, we'd like to extend the Nexus Q preview to our pre-order customers and send you a free device. If you had other items in your order, your credit card will be charged for those items only.
Your Nexus Q will be on its way soon and you will receive a notification and tracking number from Google Play when it ships.
The Nexus Q Team
The two-pound device is equipped with a built-in 25W amp (it can be connected to an
AV receiver or HDTV, though),
a dual-core OMAP4460 ARM processor with SGX540 graphics, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system, an included 16GB of internal storage,
Micro HDMI, TOSLink, 10/100 RJ45 and MicroUSB.
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What happens if you cancel....?
7/31/2012 10:18:06 PM
Then do you get a free Nexus Q? Darn I should've pre-ordered a $300/Free paperweight. I'm not betting many others did.
Its certainly cool looking.
“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls
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