August 1, 2012- Google has decided to delay the launch of its Nexus Q to add additional functionality to its new device. However, those individuals who have already pre-ordered the Nexus Q will get their new hardware free of charge. The Nexus Q was originally scheduled to be available in stores in July, but a new delay is actually better for the fans of the streaming device.
The Google team behind the device has delayed it but there is a silver lining to the delay. Though nothing has been released as to the hardware that will be added, those who have pre-orders will be receiving their new units within weeks. All those who have pre-ordered the unit will save the $300 unit cost said Google.
The hardware for Nexus Q received great praise when unveiled, but it was thought the streaming media device did not support enough services. Currently it only streams audio from its own Google Music and streams video from YouTube and Google Play.
On Tuesday, the pre-orders were notified about the delay. The email said because of early interest, the pre-orders were receiving a free device like the ones Nexus Q preview that when out to developers and designers before the unveiling.
No date was given by Google as to when the new updated Nexus Q will be available to consumers.