Yesterday, Google Nexus 9 and Nexus Player went up for pre-orders in the Google Play Store, but it seems the Nexus Player is now pulled by Google from the online store, listing it as ‘out of inventory.’ Many thought it sold out from the Google Play store since Google was offering a $20 Play credit if you pre-order from the US or Canada.
However, it appears that’s not the case. Google has mentioned at the bottom of the page that Nexus Player is currently pending approval from the FCC, and will not be available until it gets a go ahead from the Federal Communications Commission.
This device has not been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. It is not for sale until approval of the FCC has been obtained.
It turns out to be a surprise that Google put it up from pre-orders before getting approval from the FCC, but it’s not the first time. Recipients of the ADT-1 developer kit, and the companion gamepad were also not approved by the FCC.
There’s no word when it will be back in the Google Play Store for pre-orders or if this approval issue will affect the availability date of the Nexus Play or not. We’ll update you as soon as it goes up for pre-orders.
Source: Android Police