Google’s Nexus Q gets removed from Nexus homepage

by: Bams SadewoOctober 30, 2012

Google made a somewhat surprising decision by announcing a trio of Nexus devices on the company’s blog yesterday. So now, the complete Nexus family consists of the Nexus 4 smartphone, the revamped Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10 tablet. But wait, maybe it’s not that complete after all. You haven’t forgotten about the Nexus Q, have you?

The Nexus Q was introduced alongside the Nexus 7 back in June. After briefly listing the Q on Google Play Store, Google decided to push back the release of the social streaming media player – no new ETA was given.

No Nexus Q to be found

The future doesn’t look too bright for the orb-shaped device, as it’s not even featured in the Nexus landing page anymore. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Nexus Q won’t ever see the light of day, though. It is currently still listed as “not for sale” on the Play Store. The Q’s factory image was also recently posted on Google’s website.

It’s possible that Google just need more time to add more features and fine-tune the device before its eventual release, whenever that is. Considering that the the Nexus Q was mainly criticized for its $299 price tag, we’re sure folks don’t mind seeing the device reappear with a more wallet-friendly price.

Does anyone still looking forward to the Nexus Q?

  • Greg

    I actually bought two of them off Kijiji, and I love them. I was about to buy Sonos but then the Q was announced. It’s cheaper that Sonos and it has HDMI out. People should not have complained about the price or the content. For some reason people rave about Sonos but shot down the Nexus Q, why? You can’t watch Youtube or movies with a Sonos and that makes up for the lack of audio available to the Nexus Q.

  • They really, really need to reduce the price by a few hundred.

  • Jesse Wilson

    I love my Q and I can’t wait to see what Google does with it. I haven’t cracked open the hood on mine yet, but rest assured I will be.
    I do find the limited functionality out of the box to be a little disappointing but it was handed out with an invite for the hacker community to “go”.
    Keep up the great work Google.