Update: We've received confirmation from Google that shipping is underway for pre-order customers.

We've just received information suggesting that some Nexus Q's have begun shipping to customers who pre-ordered the device before Google announced yesterday that its launch had been suspended while the device was reworked to not be quite so useless. All pre-order customers were promised their Q's "soon" and free of charge, and apparently when they said soon, they meant it.


We've reached out to Google for confirmation, but this seems like pretty solid evidence to us.

Thanks, Anon!

David Ruddock
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  • http://profiles.google.com/grremlin Konstantin Vishnevsky

    Am I missing something here? The total is far cry from free....

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      The amount will be refunded later, if it hasn't already. It's just a shipment confirmation, not payment.

      • atlouiedog

        If they were ever charged to begin with. I don't know about Google, but most stores don't charge you for a pre-order until it ships.

  • http://twitter.com/yellowspyder Spyder Ryder

    But are the new rushed-out ones the updated ones or the older crippled one?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      No, they are the existing ones. The update will likely take months.

    • Philip Courtois

      As crippled as a watch that can only tell time date and weekday... OUTRAGEOUS!!!