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Google delays Nexus Q media streamer, drops price to $0

Google's Nexus Q sphere-shaped media streamer, announced exclusively for the US market alongside the internationally-available Nexus S tablet, has been delayed as the company works to increase its feature set.

The Android-powered Nexus Q is Google's answer to Apple TV: featuring tight integration with Google's cloud-based music and video services, the Nexus Q wirelessly streams content to speakers and a TV. It's a clever device, but its $299 price-tag - $200 more than Apple's equivalent Apple TV device - meant that initial pre-orders were slow.

Coupled with some weak first-look reactions from US press, it's clear Google needed to do something - and that something, it turns out, is delaying the launch of the device while it works on improving its usability and adding new features to help explain the $299 recommended retail price.

For those in the US who had placed an early pre-order, however, Google has some happier news: while they won't be getting it until the bugs are fixed, they will now be getting it for free with all pre-orders having their price adjusted to zero dollars.

Sadly, the offer doesn't extend to those who didn't get in on the deal early enough: Google has taken down the pre-order page for the Nexus Q on its Google Play market, and will not be restoring it until the bugs are fixed - at which point it will once again be full price.

Thus far, Google has not indicated when it plans to make the Nexus Q available internationally.

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