Google postpones consumer launch of Nexus Q in order to “make it even better”

Google has seemingly killed the Nexus Q as we know it and does not plan to release the device we saw/received at Google IO in June.  The dense set-top sphere has been indefinitely delayed while Google aims to make the product “even better”, presumably adding new features and abilities.

For those of you who pre-ordered one of the devices, Google will still be sending that out to you at no cost.  Now calling it a”dev unit”, Google indicates that these will begin shipping “soon”, maybe within a week.  Going forward, though, things are a bit unclear.

As to what is being changed within the Nexus Q remains unclear at this point, however it’s likely a software update to allow for additional capabilities.  Should a hardware redesign be in order, things could take a while before they are back on track.  Considering its high ($299) price tag and short list of tricks, the tepid reviews for the Nexus Q are justified.

Indeed, the ability to pre-order has been pulled for now, however you can still sign up for notification of status changes and news.


How would you “make it better”?  Leave a comment below with your suggestions to improve the Nexus Q.