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Nexus Q officially no longer for sale

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Nexus Q officially no longer for sale
This day was basically inevitable, but it looks like it is finally here. It looks like Google is going to finally stop pretending that the company has any intention to sell the Nexus Q. It had always seemed unlikely that Google would really put much effort into the device though, because it always felt more like a proof of concept than a real product.

Even from its first appearance at Google I/O 2012, the Nexus Q didn't feel like a real product. The idea behind it was solid - an Android powered media device that could stream content, had HDMI out, and a built-in 25W amp, and be controlled by a group. Nothing wrong with that. The big issue was the price: $299. Products that had similar features sold for around $100, so the price was high. Then no word ever came about it after the initial batch was sold, so it seemed that the Q was destined to be a reference device for what Google wanted to see from other companies. 

Since then, the Google Play product page had been labeled with “This device is not for sale at this time." But now, just over 6 months later, the Google Play product page has been changed to read "Nexus Q is no longer available for sale." That has an air of finality to it, and since we didn't see anyone take up the mantle at CES, maybe Google's attempt didn't work.

source: Google Play

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posted on 17 Jan 2013, 23:05 3

1. HTCOE (Posts: 483; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


wow this saddens me I've been looking for this hopefully they make a new and improved version and i'm really waiting on the release of the Motorola Nexus Phone I hope no issues revolve around that device as far as availability bc that would be a shame.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 23:08 2

2. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


I told you

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 23:33 11

3. Commentator (Posts: 2433; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, aren't you a little smartypants! Good for you, you really showed all of us!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 17:04

24. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I think he was being sarcastic... so that basically makes You, the "smartypants"

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:28

22. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


wow you predicted what EVERYONE else predicted

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 23:54 1

4. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


next up Google Glass

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 00:05 2

5. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


If only if the Q was cheaper...

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:14 1

8. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I just bought one off ebay a few days ago! I'm glad I did because I though about waiting it out.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:23 3

9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Because the Nexus Q sucks ! Its overpriced thanks to being made in the USA .
Before the devices even launches I told it will flop because of the price and I prefer it being made in China amazingly stupid Americans thumb me down because they think people will buy it because this product provide jobs or some other lame excuses guess they are so wrong .

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:24 2

10. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Well , at least it looks Cooler in design than Apple TV .
But Apple TV is a much better product at best of all made in China so wasn't overpriced. Roku also not a bad option

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 03:22

14. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I would have totally bought one at full price.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 03:51 2

16. techloverNYC (Posts: 405; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Google should sell a package like this:

Nexus 4 (16gb)
Nexus 7 (wifi)
Nexus Q

$500-$650 should be a good deal

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 04:19 2

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1947; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Lol I saw this coming... It will now come free, with the purchase of nexus 10 :-)

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:28

21. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


RIP....

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