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Google halts Nexus Player pre-sales pending FCC approval

Nexus PlayerGoogle has suspended pre-sales of its new Android TV streaming player, the Nexus Player, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission.

Google announced the player, the first device to run Google’s new Android TV operating system, last week and was due to begin pre-sales of the device on Friday.

However, the purchase link is no longer available on the Nexus Player site, and Google has posted a statement on the page reading: “This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. It is not for sale until approval of the FCC has been obtained.”

Google touted the Nexus Player as a “first-of-its-kind Android gaming device,” as well as a streaming media player for movies, music and videos.

The device contains a 1.8GHz quad core Intel Atom chip, 802.11ac WiFi and HDMI out, also comes with a voice-activated remote control.

The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in the US.