Well this is a surprise! Google has announced that they will now post pone the sale of the Nexus Q so that they can make it even better. The highly anticipated media streaming sphere will have to wait in the wings a bit longer before it makes its grand debut.
After the initial feedback Google received from developers, they came to the conclusion that it might be a good idea to develop the device further before putting the Nexus Q on the market. Now the release date is up in the air and those who pre-ordered sat back slump shouldered.
But Google isn’t one to make eager customers wait. Instead of being disappointed, those who pre-ordered the Nexus Q can now rejoice. Google has promised to send a free developer unit, the one shown at Google I/O, to customers who pre-ordered the media streaming sphere. Here is the note in Google’s own words:
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, yourcredit 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 promise is both a consolation and a slight disappointment since the Nexus Q each pre-order customer will receive won’t be quite as magnificent as the one we’ll see in stores at a later date. But hey, it’s a free Nexus Q!