Liz Gannes

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Google Delays Nexus Q Indefinitely, but Sends Free Devices to Anyone Who Preordered

Google just alerted customers who preordered its Nexus Q media streaming device that it will not ship in mid-July as planned.

However, it is rewarding all those who have already put in their orders for the $299 device by sending out free Nexus Qs.

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.”

It added, “To thank you for your early interest, we’d like to extend the Nexus Q preview to our preorder customers and send you a free device.”

The Nexus Q is a comparable device to the Apple TV but it only works with Android devices and it doesn’t run apps, and it costs $200 more. However, it’s a neat-looking product that’s manufactured in the U.S. and plays well with other Google services.

As recently as July 24, Google was taking orders for the device and promising a ship time of three to five days.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik