Update on Oct. 19 at 10:08 a.m. Pacific Time: The FCC has given approval to the Nexus Player two days after Google halted pre-orders. Orders should resume soon. Check out the filing here. (h/t to Engadget)
After announcing its new Nexus Player, a set-top box and Android video game console, Google initially started accepting pre-orders via its web site.
Yesterday, it stopped accepting pre-orders and added a note to the bottom of its Nexus Player page stating:
This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
It is not for sale until approval of the FCC has been obtained.
We’re not sure if the FCC spotted Google’s for-sale notice and insisted to the company that it cease sales, or if there was just some miscommunication within Google and the company realized on its own that it hadn’t taken care of everything it needed to.
Either way, it’s a holdup. Companies in the U.S. are not permitted to sell electronic devices without FCC approval, especially if they use wireless technologies like Wi-Fi (which the Nexus Player does).
We’ve reached out to Google to find out what happened, and when you can expect orders to resume. We’ll update this post when we hear back.
Via: Android Police