“What’s that Google? The nexus Q isn’t quite up to par you say? No I don’t think it’s sub-par. Yes I’m just trying to spare you’re feelings.” As it turns out, the big mystery unveiling from Google back at last month’s conference is shockingly not quite what people were hoping for. The device is limited to streaming just a few types of media to any HDMI or banana jack enabled TV or monitor. The catch is that it had to be from Google play or YouTube. So you could, essentially, stream Google play TV or Google play movies or music, and YouTube videos. Not exactly the capabilities everyone was hoping it would have upon launch. It seems Google has heard these cries of despair and delayed the launch of the Q until further notice stating that they hear people’s opinions on its limitations, and want to launch a product that can do even more to meet customers’ needs and standards. I was just as shocked myself to see that it could only stream three things, but heck I knew the devs would get ahold of it soon enough and hack it away to perform any and every task that a device running Android 4.0 should be capable of doing. Not to worry to those who had pre ordered the device though, to make up for the waiting game you now must play, Google is giving you a free Nexus Q. That should fix everything right? It would or me. Not to mention they’re going to make the Q do more stuff. Who could complain about that? Here is what Google had to say about the whole ordeal.
“We have an important update about your Nexus Q pre-order. 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. 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. To thank you for your early interest, we’d like to extend the Nexus Q preview to our pre-order customers and send you a free device. If you had other items in your order, your credit card will be charged for those items only. Your Nexus Q will be on its way soon and you will receive a notification and tracking number from Google Play when it ships.
The Nexus Q Team”
So how does this sit with all your readers out there? Have any of you pre-ordered the Q? All I know is, there better be a software update in the works to be pushed out to those of us that received their Nexus Q’s at I/O last month. Let’s see what Kind of magic they can whip up in mountain view this time.