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Google has delayed the Nexus Q as it works to improve the device and add to its feature set. The company will be giving away the current dev version of the device to those who pre-ordered, and it will be shipping soon.
During last Thursday's Allen & Company technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, Google's Eric Schmidt spoke about the company's growing role as a hardware producer.
The Google Nexus Q has already been hacked so that it can start up games, though you can't actually play them.
With the Nexus Q, Google is planting its flag in the living room, allowing users to share media from Google Play with their home entertainment center. But unlike its closest competitor, the Apple TV, the Nexus Q isn't a standalone platform and requires an Android smartphone or tablet connected to the same Wi-Fi network to access content.
Google just announced that all 6,000 attendees of I/O will be walking away with an Android Developer Pack — a Galaxy Nexus phone, Nexus 7 tablet, the latest OTA update of Jelly Bean, and the Nexus Q.