Nexus Q officially no longer for sale

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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24 Comments

1. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 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.

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I told you

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

24. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

22. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow you predicted what EVERYONE else predicted

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

next up Google Glass

5. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If only if the Q was cheaper...

8. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

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

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 .

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

14. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I would have totally bought one at full price.

16. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Google should sell a package like this: Nexus 4 (16gb) Nexus 7 (wifi) Nexus Q $500-$650 should be a good deal

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

21. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

RIP....

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