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Google has announced an indefinite delay for its oddly-shaped Nexus Q music player, stating that it wants to make some improvements before launching it.

Google has announced an indefinite delay for its oddly-shaped Nexus Q music player, stating that it wants to make some improvements before launching it.

 
The spherical device was set to release this month and many people have pre-ordered it, eager to get their hands on Google's latest experiment, an Android-powered music player that can access songs stored in the cloud and play them over its built-in speakers.
 
The Nexus Q was unveiled at the I/O event in June, surprising most onlookers as Google seemed to be moving more strongly into the hardware market with what looked like a very strange device, heralded by some as something that is as much about home décor as it is about music.
 
 
However, a lack of functionality caused the delay, with Google planning to add more features, likely a response to early reviews which focused on these missing elements, which is understandable given the $299 price tag.
 
Those who pre-ordered will not lose out, however, as they will be given a “preview version” for free. This should help the company clear any stock it has produced of the current feature-lite model and prevent any back-lash from consumers.
 
Since the delay is “indefinite,” we likely won't see it surface again until next year at the earliest, and the project could be shelved entirely as Google continues to juggle a wide variety of products, including its upcoming augmented-reality glasses.
 
Source: Reuters