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  Reply # 1645796 5-Oct-2016 11:52
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Anyone sucessfully pre-ordered the google speakers from anywhere? Bestbuy just cancel my order and walmart wont take my card at all.

 

 

 

 

Im also keen to find a way to ship the Google Home device.

 

Tried through google website (unavailable)

 

tried through walmart using YouShop and Entropay but the order gets cancelled by walmart.

 

 

 

Any ideas  on how to get this incredible device! I need one asap!!


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  Reply # 1645894 5-Oct-2016 13:25
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richms:

 

Anyone sucessfully pre-ordered the google speakers from anywhere? Bestbuy just cancel my order and walmart wont take my card at all.

 

 

 

 

Im also keen to find a way to ship the Google Home device.

 

Tried through google website (unavailable)

 

tried through walmart using YouShop and Entropay but the order gets cancelled by walmart.

 

 

 

Any ideas  on how to get this incredible device! I need one asap!!

 

 

Why the impatience.  It's only been release a few hours??





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  Reply # 1645896 5-Oct-2016 13:28
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Because it will sell out and then have to wait ages like I did with the echo.





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  Reply # 1645898 5-Oct-2016 13:29
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richms:

 

Because it will sell out and then have to wait ages like I did with the echo.

 

 

 

 

Jeeez .  Some of you guys have got more money than sense..





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  Reply # 1645901 5-Oct-2016 13:33
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richms:

 

Because it will sell out and then have to wait ages like I did with the echo.

 

 

 

 

Jeeez .  Some of you guys have got more money than sense..

 

 

 

 

Unquestionably true, however I am also trying to complete my own personal POC for a smart home system before my smart house is built so I know what ecosystem to invest in. Time is of the essence to me... No way I could justify delaying the build because I didn't have the chance to test the Google Home system.

 

Currently The Amazon Echo is working pretty well, but it's really pretty basic and integrated with the wrong services (audio streaming etc) for my needs.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1645921 5-Oct-2016 13:50
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I dont see how wanting to get a low cost speaker that does automation requires more money than sense.





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  Reply # 1645935 5-Oct-2016 14:09
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Unsure if it still works but when the first Android watches were out I just used a US VPN and created a new google account, went to store.google.com and shipped it to YouShop


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  Reply # 1645948 5-Oct-2016 14:34
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The speakers are only preorder from walmart and bestbuy at the moment, target had no listing for them.

 

I will probably do the google store route when they appear for order on it and hope they have enough for demand.





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  Reply # 1645973 5-Oct-2016 15:08
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richms:

 

The speakers are only preorder from walmart and bestbuy at the moment, target had no listing for them.

 

I will probably do the google store route when they appear for order on it and hope they have enough for demand.

 

 

 

 

Well if the phones are anything to go buy you won't have a problem. Still heaps of stock of those, good indication how badly this phone is DOA, all previous Nexus phones have sold out without in minutes.


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  Reply # 1645981 5-Oct-2016 15:20
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richms:

 

The speakers are only preorder from walmart and bestbuy at the moment, target had no listing for them.

 

I will probably do the google store route when they appear for order on it and hope they have enough for demand.

 

 

 

 

Well if the phones are anything to go buy you won't have a problem. Still heaps of stock of those, good indication how badly this phone is DOA, all previous Nexus phones have sold out without in minutes.

 

 

 

 

Well what i am hoping for is in a weeks time people at google say "well sh** that did not happen like we wanted, open it up to other countries".  Then they still have stock and start adjusting it down to the correct price point the market is willing to pay.

 

Trying to jump in at a price point where other companies have had years of their brand (iphone, Samsung galaxy) is really not a good thing to do.  You have already screwed your nexus fans but killing it off and expecting them to jump to the pixel when the price point is so high.  Any new customers will look at this and go "Why buy this when I can get a iphone/galaxy for the same price"


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  Reply # 1645983 5-Oct-2016 15:25
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richms:

 

I will probably do the google store route when they appear for order on it and hope they have enough for demand.

 

 

I just used a VPN to go to the US Google Play store and preordered to my YouShop address - now to wait and see if it gets cancelled before the November ship date.


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  Reply # 1645991 5-Oct-2016 15:46
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richms:

 

I will probably do the google store route when they appear for order on it and hope they have enough for demand.

 

 

I just used a VPN to go to the US Google Play store and preordered to my YouShop address - now to wait and see if it gets cancelled before the November ship date.

 

 

Ah damn, I was looking at the bases for it before when I was only seeing coming soon.

 

Ordering now to shipito as they are faster.





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  Reply # 1645994 5-Oct-2016 15:58
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The Android ecosystem is looking pretty depressing at the moment:

 

1) Samsung being Samsung with its crapware.

 

2) HTC is non-existent in New Zealand.

 

3) Google can't even be bothered offering Pixel Phone to New Zealanders.

 

4) LG and Huawei lagging because like Samsung they throw customers under the bus 6 months after releasing a phone via the lack of prompt updates.

 

Any word on whether 2 Degrees/Noel Leeming/Someone bringing Pixel to New Zealand or is this another example of NZ getting the sort end of the stick?





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  Reply # 1645999 5-Oct-2016 16:07
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The Android ecosystem is looking pretty depressing at the moment:

 

1) Samsung being Samsung with its crapware.

 

2) HTC is non-existent in New Zealand.

 

3) Google can't even be bothered offering Pixel Phone to New Zealanders.

 

4) LG and Huawei lagging because like Samsung they throw customers under the bus 6 months after releasing a phone via the lack of prompt updates.

 

Any word on whether 2 Degrees/Noel Leeming/Someone bringing Pixel to New Zealand or is this another example of NZ getting the sort end of the stick?

 

 

This has been my thoughts today!
Perhaps a reflection of the smartphone market in general, struggling to make progress?
Since the Pixel details have come up, I've pondered HTC Sony and Moto as alternative options for this years purchase, nothing overly compelling, and the Pixel isn't priced right for my liking.


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  Reply # 1646012 5-Oct-2016 16:26
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And this is the problem with android.

 

All the OEM's (samsung, sony etc) have created their only little versions of android which makes it very hard to upgrade, the likes of samsung don't want to keep releasing updates as there is no money in it for them anymore after the phone has been purchased.

 

 

 

The way I see it having to happen is the following:

 

OEM's start a monthly fee for timely updates to phones (I am talking 30 days or less for android updates). This way income keeps coming in after the phone is sold.

 

OEM's break away from google and start their own android/linux branch or switch to their own OS (i.e samsung tizen).

 

Google gets into hardware/software and build the brand before trying to do an apple and out price themselves.

 

Google locks down android so OEM's can only update "Value added services" (i.e. their OEM skins, launchers etc) and core android is updated by google.

 

Stay as it is now and customer be damned 

 

 

 

It's really getting to the point now of if i buy from "x company" how long will they support updates, how fast will they update after a release etc, will they start leaving things out of updates when a new product has been released (looking at samsung for not updating the AOD on the s7 edge to match the note).

 

 

 

With Apple you know its 3+ years of iOS updates and you get them at release.

 

 


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