Less than a day when the Google Nexus Q was made available on Google Play Store, the company has exhausted the first stock of the units already. Google Nexus Q was made available for purchase on Wednesday for $299 but they are currently out of stock and the next shipment will not be available for at least 2 to 3 weeks, sources say. At the moment, the company lists the Nexus Q as ‘Coming Soon’ with a 2 to 3 week waiting period.
Google Nexus Q is a media streaming device launched during the annual Google I/O developer conference in June. The device is compatible only with Android tablets and phones. It is a 4.6 inch orb that weighs a mere 2 pounds that is designed to stream content from YouTube and Google Play to a TV or external screen and speakers in a home environment. Dubbed the ‘Computer for your home’, the orb comes with an in-built 255W amplifier and ports for connecting an AV receiver or HDTV and audio devices.
It appears that Google may have underestimated their own hardware, therefore producing too few units. This is not such a bad business move though, especially since the nexus Q is the first of its kind in the market and there was no sure way of telling how it would be received. For it to be sold out on the first day though, it appears Google’s fears have been allayed and the company may go ahead and produce many more units to satisfy the market demand.
Other features of the Nexus Q that make it such a powerful portable media play include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 16GB NAND flash memory, 1GB RAM, an OMAP 4460 dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a SGX540 graphics engine. The gadget also has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity capabilities, and a number of ports for more connections including a Micro AB USB, Micro HDMI and an Ethernet port. The Q received a lot of attention early this month when it received a complete disassembly in less than a week after its launch. There has been a little confusion as to what the gadget actually aims to achieve but it appears Google went a step further in its quest to outdo the competition, Apple TV.