Google Nexus Q sells out in the US on launch day

Google Nexus Q sells out in the US on launch dayIf we say the word Nexus, chances are you'll be thinking about the Nexus 7 tablet, or maybe the trio of Nexus phones that came before it.

But of course there's a third Nexus device – the Nexus Q, the black ball media streamer announced alongside Android Jelly Bean at the I/O conference last month. And turns out it's rather popular.

The spherical Nexus Q went on sale in the Google Play Store over in the US yesterday, and launch stock took just hours to sell out, with the estimated shipping date having already slipped to 2-3 weeks.

That still beats our prospects for getting our hands on the Nexus Q here in the UK, where Google's position on launching the device is that it has no position – there's no word on when it'll launch here, in other words.

Still, if it can actually make enough of the things to catch up with US demand – US punters are being charged $299 for the Android Ice Cream Sandwich media streamer, by the way – at least its favourable reception Stateside should give the G confidence that the Nexus Q will be well received on these shores too.

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barrybarryk  Jul. 27, 2012 at 09:08

I'm actually surprised it sold out, it's way too expensive for what it is.

And they can big up the sound quality / hardware amp all they like, what's the point when it's pretty much locked to heavily compressed internet streaming content

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 27, 2012 at 09:46

It may not sell so well over here, as in the US one of their big marketing headlines was the fact the Nexus Q is produced domestically, not in some far Eastern country. The fact it's produced in the US is hardly likely to interest UK consumers.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 27, 2012 at 10:59

mmmm - Shinny egg

Pondlife  Jul. 27, 2012 at 14:31

Assuming that they didn't actually make too many of them..

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 27, 2012 at 17:29

It's American made. Nine to Five with two hour lunch, ten coffee breaks, as many cigarette breaks and unlimited sick days. How can you possibly make many?

hey1  Jul. 27, 2012 at 20:38

Really??? That's a surprise. I'm all for the Nexus 7, but Q is not ready for prime time.

Pondlife  Aug. 1, 2012 at 12:18

Ah seems like they didn't really sell out just removed it from market.
Gifting those who pre-ordered one and taken it back to the drawing board for a bit.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 1, 2012 at 13:11

Ah seems like they didn't really sell out just removed it from market.
Gifting those who pre-ordered one and taken it back to the drawing board for a bit.

Not a massive shock, really. 300 dollars for something less functional than an Apple TV...

Pondlife  Aug. 1, 2012 at 13:26

Well the giving them away to those who'd pre-ordered was a bit of a shock.
Besides they knew the price was rather high and the low functionality when they brought it out, so even taking it from the market is a touch odd.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 1, 2012 at 14:08

Well the giving them away to those who'd pre-ordered was a bit of a shock.
Besides they knew the price was rather high and the low functionality when they brought it out, so even taking it from the market is a touch odd.

They gave them away?! I didn't realise that, that is an odd move. Google obviously realised it's a seriously flawed product with almost no market.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 1, 2012 at 15:28

Ah seems like they didn't really sell out just removed it from market.
Gifting those who pre-ordered one and taken it back to the drawing board for a bit.


Or it has a very major flaw that Google does not want to reveal or some production glitch.

Pondlife  Aug. 1, 2012 at 15:40

Why would the give them away then, just cancel the orders.
It's major flaw seems to be that it costs a lot for what little it offers.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 1, 2012 at 16:10

I have to agree with Pondlife here, why would they give away faulty products? Also, the Google I/O freebies haven't had any horror stories, so I doubt there's some terrible fault with them (bar the price).

barrybarryk  Aug. 1, 2012 at 16:14

I haven't heard of any hardware faults either, the only problem people have had with them is it's a £300 wireless HDMI cable replacement with virtually no functionality except playback from the google Play store.

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