Google yesterday announced that it was indefinitely delaying the consumer launch of its Nexus Q media player. Google first announced it at Google I/O only weeks ago and now describes it as a “preview” device. It met with lukewarm reviews due primarily to its limited functionality and relatively high price.
We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order.
When we 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
Those who pre-ordered the device should be happy to know that Google intends to honour those orders for free. It remains to be seen if these devices will be upgradeable to the final version when it is released.
Google has stopped taking Nexus Q orders on Google Play and now lists the device as ‘coming soon.’ There is no indication at this point of a more specific availability date.
Read more: The Verge