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Nexus Q Appears to be in Stock, Ships in 3-5 Days

The Nexus Q is in stock! Is your $300 ready? No?

I’m still trying to figure out the Nexus Q. Since I attended Google I/O, I’m in the fortunate position of having one already, but that doesn’t mean I’ve come to some official conclusion on whether or not it will be a success.

I have forced myself on some weekend days to spend time with my Nexus 7 and Q together, crushing YouTube videos left and right. I have yet to use it with Google Music though, since I have a Sonos system throughout my house. Watching movies from Google Play also hasn’t appealed to me since I have OnDemand and Netflix. For me, the use cases are limited to YouTube. As someone that has never been a YouTube junkie, you can imagine how I feel on that front.

So now that the opportunity is here, are you taking the dive? We have already seen some movement on the hacker side of things, but there is still a long way to go. I still can’t help but wonder why this doesn’t have Google TV or some sort of UI on it. It’s built like a┬ábeautiful┬árock and would be a shame if it fails.

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  • Brian

    Any developers want to hack the Q to do device mirroring? Or create an app to do it with the Q? I’m not that technical but if any of you are and it’s possible. Please do it ASAP! I’d pay for that app for sure.

  • Brian

    I bought mine for 200 on ebay from a developer at the I/O. I’ve had it for about 2 weeks now. I’m loving it. I just hope they soon make it where I can stream anything to the Q instead of JUST google play items. I know they are pushing this whole play thing a lot but I mean, I’d love to get pandora over it.

  • CIFchamp24

    I just don’t see this one…. Great job on the Nexus 7 and a bit of a fail on this. IMO

  • ferrari187

    It looks so good I really really want to want one, that being said can’t figure out anything I can do with it

  • Rich R

    Will never buy hardware from the Play Store again after their Nexus 7 debacle

  • Sobr0801

    Meh, I am selling my Logitech Revue and buying my friends old 360, passing the time till the next round of game systems come out. Those will be true media centers.

  • ddevito

    Step 2: Drop it $99
    Step 3: Add Wireless Streaming and Mirroring from Android devices

  • Archer

    I don’t understand why we need a Nexus Q as well as Google TV boxes. Why didn’t goog just release their own Nexus branded TV box?

  • Bsody

    Yea, not a chance until the development community has some more time to make it useful.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Haven’t heard much on the hacking side since someone got pong up and running on it.
    Here’s what I want to see: get a fully functional version of Android up on the screen (just stream from a N7 or GNEX) and get the Q to work with the Microsoft Kinect so that you can control on screen actions like you control Kinect games. Kills two birds with one stone: makes both the Q and the Kinect something more useful and interesting than they were before.

  • Jeff Tycz

    If the Q’s capabilities were integrated into google TV or the Q came with google TV loaded it would be a great device, but as it stands I sadly cannot justify it

  • You could probably disconnect it from everything and just play fetch with it. That’s probably the best use of this that I can think of.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    So, um, if you don’t want your Q why not give it away or something. I’d be a willing recipient even though I don’t have any better clue what to do with it than you do.

  • Viciousking1914

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if the Q somehow mirrored your device wirelessly. That would solve all problems wouldn’t it? Just use the Netflix app and such…maybe it will get there oneday.

    But I’m sure not willing to pay $300 for that ‘maybe’.

    • Liderc

      An actual good idea, unlike what this thing currently does.

  • Michael_NM

    The Q is for Quit making them now.

  • yep

    what do you mean “if it fails”? Hasn’t it already failed the second it was announced with a $300 price tag. Seriously, the Nexus 7 is $100 cheaper than this and its a tablet!

  • Keith0606

    why buy this over say that new vizio gtv box for $99? Is there anything this really does that, that doesn’t do and more for 1/3 the price?

    • RedPandaAlex

      Well, there’s a lot that a GVT box does that this doesn’t and will never do because it doesn’t have an HDMI passthrough.

      • Keith0606

        I get that, I guess what I don’t get why they charge $300 for a far limited set of functions, where that $99 GTV box can do the same stuff and more… unless I’m missing something that the Q does that the GTV doesn’t do.

        • NexusPhan69

          Built in speaker amp. Its a great starter if you don’t have speakers with an amp already. Otherwise, its pointless.

          • Tristan Cunha

            It’s got the guts of a Galaxy Nexus too, minus the radios, but with a 25 watt amp. From a hardware perspective that’s not bad.
            I don’t think it’s going to be a huge volume seller, but it could be one of those gagets that gets people to think about their media in a new way – store it all on the cloud, and stream it wherever you go. Kind of like the first iPod, put it all in iTunes, and bring it wherever you go on the iPod. Lots of people thought that was a terrible mistake too, that it was way overpriced, and why would anyone need that much storage on a music player? It’s a different way of thinking about storage, instead of bringing an album to your friend’s house to play, you bring your entire colection.

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  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Oh? Guess it’ll be in stock for a while.

  • Tristan Cunha

    Wait, why don’t you use Google Music? Can’t you hook up the Q to the Sonos system and stream music that way? I figured that’s how it was supposed to be used.

  • Negative. Nexus Q only ships in 3-5 days if anyone orders one. I don’t know why anyone would.

  • Daniel Miller

    Good thing they shipped my Nexus 7 already.. Oh wait!

  • Drop this to $100 and it will be a great Whole house media streaming device.

    • disqus_53cZEuD1qU

      Drop $100 you mean $200

      • picaso86

        to me $150 is a fair price therefore, everyone can grab one.

    • Hence why I’ll be picking mine up via ebay sometime in 2013..

      • Sobr0801

        This is why most of Google’s products will never succeed. I bought the Revue for 79 dollars, would never had paid full price. While they are adventuresome in their products, most of the people who would use them are cheap. Also most are half baked and slow to take hold.

        • michael arazan

          Google has been giving grants to people and youtube channels to create channels that will one day, hopefully, compete with television and networks. People like Chris Hardwick “the nerdist,” and felicia day and many others have been given these google grants to develop these channels on youtube. It might not take off, but it is the first step in this endeavor of making a competing online network that might one day rival networks and television. And the Q is a first step/ generation device to help back it and get that media out there. I’d say they need marketing for it now, top notch marketing.