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Google delays Nexus Q launch to make improvements

July 31, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Google notified its customers of the Nexus Q delay Tuesday, saying "we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better." Those who pre-ordered the device will get it free in a matter of weeks.
Google notified its customers of the Nexus Q delay Tuesday, saying "we… (Mathew Sumner / Getty Images )

Google is delaying the launch of the Nexus Q to improve the device. Those who pre-ordered it will now get it free.

The Mountain View tech company notified its customers of the delay Tuesday, saying "we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better."

The Q, the first product independently manufactured by Google, currently doesn't do much. The bowling ball-shaped device plays video only from Google Play or YouTube, and it will run audio only from Google Music.

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The company has declined to share what improvements the device will get, according to Wired. We're hopeful Google will add more features to make it worth its $299 price tag (perhaps the ability to run Netflix, Hulu, Pandora or Android apps).

Google has stopped taking pre-orders for the device, and it also did not give an expected release date.

But those who pre-ordered can expect it to arrive in a matter of weeks.

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