The search giant and Nexus 7 tablet maker Google has pulled
its recently introduced media streaming gadget from the store. The company
stopped the order supply and is not accepting new order as the specific order
page is now showing that the device is “coming soon”. Nexus Q media streamer
device was announced in the latest Google developers conference which would be
priced as $300 and intended to plug with television and stereo to play
different media files.
Nexus Q had some features boldly criticized by many tech
writers and general consumers. The device is relied on at least another one
Android powered device in order to be usable. Its price was also under angled
sight. This “made in US” media player had merely been offered to US customers.
In the meantime, those who ordered a piece of Nexus Q have been messaged that they would get a copy of the gadget at free of further costs.
"The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm," Google said in a mail to its clients.
"We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better."
Many of the major technology sites wrote weak reviews regarding Nexus Q. Here are some examples.
"It's simply just a set of good intentions that don't come together in the end," said The Verge.
Whie Engadget added: "It feels like a mysterious piece of alien technology that's beamed straight down to your bookshelf. It also feels like alien technology in that we have no idea what to do with the thing".
And, Androinica, a dedicated site to Google Android operating system, defined it as "another cool Google product that's destined to fail".
Google announced the U-turn in less than one month after some negative reviews. Still there some tech writers say that Nexus Q could have a prospect however.
"The price was one of the barriers so that may be lowered, and Google may open up the services it works with so that it's not restricted to the firm's own products," said Chris Hall from Pocket-lint.