Google announced on Tuesday that it is holding shipments of its Nexus Q “cloud-connect jukebox” gadget while the company “works on making it even better.” To make up for the delay, the company is sending the current model to customers who pre-ordered the device for free.
The search engine giant reportedly sent out an email informing customers who pre-ordered the device that the Nexus Q will be delayed as it undergoes improvements. Google said the news comes on the heels of consumer feedback.
“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,” Google said in an email. “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.”
As a thank you to those that pre-ordered the device, Google will be waiving its $299 cost.
Google unveiled its first social streaming media player made for Google Play during its annual developer conference in San Francisco. The device streams music and entertainment from the cloud to your home and can be controlled via multiple devices. The device, which weighs in at about two pounds, was scheduled to ship in mid-July.
It’s unknown at this time when the free device will be revamped.
August 1, 2012