Google has halted all pre-orders of its Nexus Player as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has yet to give it the all-clear signal.
A message on the Nexus Player’s page on the Google Play store reads that it cannot go on sale until the FCC has approved its safety.
FCC certification shows that a device functions properly and does not pose an immediate risk to health and property around it.
This is highly unusual considering that most gadgets launched already have approval from the FCC – especially for such a high-profile product as the Nexus Player.
Hopefully the problems stem from poor timing rather than a technical problem inherent in all Nexus Players as Google has yet to respond to inquiries on the matter.
In the meantime, Google’s refusal to accept new orders for the Nexus Player will help prevent it from getting in trouble with US regulators for selling a product it may not be able to deliver in a timely manner.
The Nexus Player is Google’s latest attempt to bring a home-entertainment console of its own into the market.
Google Cast, expanded voice commands, Android Lollipop and other features for a $99 console are what Google hopes will draw people to the Nexus Player.