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Nexus Q officially dead: new version of Play Music doesn't support it

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Nexus Q officially dead: new version of Play Music doesn't support it
One of the more odd rumors that cropped up in as we got closer to this year's Google I/O was that the Nexus Q might make an appearance at the conference. We're not really sure why anyone would believe that, let alone start the rumor in the first place, but we can say that the device is officially dead. Months after the Q was listed as no longer for sale on Google Play, the device has been left behind completely: the new version of Google Play Music does not support it.

The Nexus Q always seemed more like a proof-of-concept designed to spur other manufacturers to create similar Android-powered home theater systems, but that aim was never realized. The Q was discontinued very soon after its announcement, and faded away into the past. Now, Google has confirmed that it has been left behind for good, saying in a statement:
Thanks for taking the time to report this issue. As you noticed, the latest version of Google Play Music isn’t compatible with the Nexus Q. The Nexus Q devices given to last year’s I/O attendees and provided free of charge to those who ordered are not compatible with the current version of Google Music.
Maybe now we can all just stop thinking about the Q. Obviously Google has wiped it from its neural network. 

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posted on 16 May 2013, 20:19 2

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nexus Q is dead? WTF?

posted on 17 May 2013, 00:05 1

9. raunak (Posts: 498; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


What is wrong with you?? You f**king act like someone took away your toy.

posted on 17 May 2013, 09:06 2

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3235; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How can something that was never alive be dead.

posted on 16 May 2013, 20:50 11

2. evarod48 (Posts: 137; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


rest in peace, we hardly knew ye

posted on 16 May 2013, 21:06 2

3. zekes (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


Apple TV vs Nexus Q see why

posted on 16 May 2013, 21:48 3

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 10134; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Kinda reminds me off the lightening connector.

posted on 16 May 2013, 21:56 2

5. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Don't worry the glasses won't last either

posted on 16 May 2013, 23:35 1

7. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


yeah imagine ppl donning Commander Geordi kinda look.. :D

posted on 16 May 2013, 23:37 2

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 2592; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


i getting the glasses when release regardless.

posted on 17 May 2013, 05:09 1

16. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Than you my friend are ducked up by Google or just love gadgets. .

posted on 17 May 2013, 04:36

15. Klamba92 (Posts: 195; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Maybe it's going to be refreshed later this year or if not it could be due to miracast with wireless mirroring being native on android 4.2?

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