Google has just informed its customers that the launch of the Nexus Q, its media player connected, had been delayed to make some changes. No date has been announced, but the Google said that all who have preordered will receive it for free.
As a reminder, the Google Nexus Q was presented along with the Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O which was held at the end of June. It was then possible to pre-order it in the U.S. via Google Play Store, but it is no longer the case and the firm is content now to announce that it will happen “soon”.
In an email sent to customers, the web giant said it had heard criticism from users, and that this postponement will enable him to change and improve the Nexus Q so that it can do even more things, but without any additional clarification, including the new release date. Indeed, no timetable was discussed and we therefore do not know when it will be available again, either for the U.S. or the World.
We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order.
When we announced Nexus ! 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 that it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer lunch 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 wat soon and you will receive a notification and tasking number from Google Play when it ships
The Nexus Q Team
Good news is that all who have preordered the Nexus Q will receive their free copy. Note that this is the version that was presented at the Google I/O as it had been tested, with results rather lackluster.
Remains to be seen what will happen and will the next version be better and able to fight against the Apple TV whose price is at 109 €, against $ 299 for the Nexus Q.