Those consumers who were looking forward to buying that "other" Android home console, the Gamestick, will have to wait a bit longer. The release of PlayJam's Gamestick has slipped to August, citing a delay with manufacturing the micro-Android device. The $500 pledge tier – called "Designed By Me" – offered 50 people the chance to advise on the Gamestick UI. However, the prototype units intended for this stage of production were delayed, and the entire project has been pushed back until August as a result.
"We appreciate that this will frustrate backers keen to get their hands on their device, but we did not feel it was fair to bypass this step as it was a key pledge and the feedback will be really welcome," a post on the Gamestick Kickstarter page read.
"We now expect to ship product from China during early August and expect it to be with you by the middle of the month, prior to units launching in retail."
The Gamestick was supposed to ship in April, but was delayed until the end of June so that the device could be "refined."