Google’s Nexus Q streaming media device won’t be launching anytime soon as it has been delayed as Google works to improve the device’s functionality. The Nexus Q site has been cleared and replaced with a page that informs consumers that the device is coming soon. Pre-orders have also been stopped for the device.
The silver lining in this story is that those who have managed to pre-order the Nexus Q beforehand will be receiving the device for free. These devices being sent to customers are now being tagged as “preview” devices, is the same as the ones given out to Google I/O attendees. Pre-order customers were notified via email that reads:
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
The Nexus Q is a media streaming device that directly streams from Google Play and YouTube via an Android phone or tablet with Wi-Fi. The device has come under heavy criticism due to its hefty $300 price tag and sub-par feature set. What changes will be made to the Nexus Q have yet to be announced, but Google had better step up their game.