Google Postpones Nexus Q Launch And Sends Free Developer Editions To Pre-Order Customers

When the Nexus Q was announced, it was praised for design but frowned upon for its limited capabilities. Google has taken that to heart as they have just postponed the launch of the Nexus Q so they can work to further improve the device. It’s order page is gone from the Play Store with just a vague “Coming Soon” timeframe mentioned. But if you pre-ordered a Nexus Q then don’t fear because Google will be sending you a completely free Nexus Q that’s identical to the developer editions handed out at Google I/O. We assume that when the new and improved Nexus Q is released then you’ll be charged for that one and have it sent to you. Something along those lines at least. For now, you can read the full letter below if it piques your interest. Were you one of the people who pre-ordered the Nexus Q?

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 Verge



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