Oops: Google began selling Nexus Player by ASUS before FCC approval

Nexus Player Play Store

In case you missed it over the weekend, Google began taking orders for the newly announced Nexus Player shortly before it should have – in other words, before the FCC gave its blessing.

Once Google realized its mistake, it quickly updated the Play Store listing, simply stating that the device was out of stock. However, as some astute consumers noticed, at the very bottom of the page in small print was this message from Google:

This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. It is not for sale until approval of the FCC has been obtained.

Of course, FCC approval was inevitable, but someone at Google should have known to dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s before taking any pre-orders. Lucky for us, approval was obtained late Sunday, and Google is back to taking pre-orders like it wanted to do all along. The Play Store is now showing a shipping time of 3-4 weeks.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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