July 25, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Yesterday, we reported that the Google Nexus Q, a streaming Android player, officially began shipping from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, its launch lasted barely a day as it is now listed as “ships soon” in the Play Store. More specifically, the Nexus Q is shipping within 2-3 weeks from the Play Store after initial pre-orders went out for shipment.
It’s hard to fully explain why the Nexus Q quickly jumped from shipping within a couple of days to shipping in a couple of weeks. Perhaps many customers quickly jumped at the Nexus Q once they knew it started shipping, or the stock was incredibly low that it only took several hundred orders to deplete the stock. I like to hope it is the former, but it makes more logistical sense that Google produced a low amount of devices to gauge consumer reaction before spending thousands of dollars in investment.
I expect the Google Nexus Q to be back in stock soon enough, but for now, you may place an order in the Play Store and it will hopefully ship out within 2-3 weeks as listed.