Google, who announced the release of Nexus Q a month back at its Google I/O developer event has now taken a step back and has decided to postpone the launch the device. The reason behind the same is probably the cost, which Google suddenly feels is not justified.
“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,” Google wrote in an e-mail to pre-order customers. “In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.”
The $300 device offered some unique features such as it allowed users have access to play media from their Android devices on TV sets and external speaker systems. The users could also socialize through their music playlists and could have access to YouTube videos from their mobile devices.
Some of the things that bothered the company about Nexus Q were that the device’s OS was such that it required an Android device running Jelly Bean to work, this means that the device could not be used on its own. Furthermore, the device did not offer support for third party media services and video games. Last but not the least, the price at which Google was offering the device was much more compared to devices of other companies.
Keeping all this in mind, the company has decided to make changes in the device and postpone its release. Don’t know if the company is happy about postpone or not. But we are sure that the customers who have pre-ordered the device must be happy as Google has decided to give the device for free to the customers who have pre-ordered as a reimbursement.