Google postpones Nexus Q indefinitely

“Google just alerted customers who preordered its Nexus Q media streaming device that it will not ship in mid-July as planned,” Liz Gannes reports for AllThingsD. “However, it is rewarding all those who have already put in their orders for the $299 device by sending out free Nexus Qs.”

MacDailyNews Take: All three of them.

Gannes reports, “Google said in an email sent to those who preordered that it ‘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.’ …[Nexus Q] only works with Android devices and it doesn’t run apps, and it costs $200 more [than Apple TV].

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MacDailyNews Take: What we wrote on June 27, 2012, the day Google unveiled the Nexus Q:

That not-so-minor price discrepancy vs. Apple TV dooms this device. Google’s nuts. Asking cheapskate Android settlers to pay $200 more than iOS users to be able to stream content from their phones and tablets to their TVs is quite the effective advertisement for not only Apple TVs, but iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, iTunes Store; in short: the entire rich, vibrant, and non-fragmented iOS ecosystem.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

17 Comments

    1. At least Microsoft is one up on Google. Microsoft’s Kin phones lasted for 1 week before they were abandoned. Google’s Nexus Q is dead aborning. This Google’s juvenile character, talking and acting big to boost its inflated ego, but ejaculating prematurely.

  1. …initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today

    Or how about: They want the Nexus Q to do what it does now with an actual/factual user-friendly interface, as opposed to the horrorshow GUI and remote it has now. That would help!

    Meanwhile: ~~vapor~~ware~~

  2. …”…initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today…”

    In other words, “You expect me to pay $300 for a device that does NOTHING???

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