Just a few months after securing $2,952,508 from 16,732 backers for its project, Superbook, on Kickstarter, California startup Andromium announced shipping of the tech product from winter 2017 to summer 2017.
As previously reported, the device, which is described as a smart laptop shell that consists of an 11.6″ HD screen, keyboard, and multi-touch trackpad. Superbook offers over 8 hours of battery, phone charging capabilities and will always be connected to the user’s phone data, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Andromium stated the device gives users the freedom to do more without needing a laptop, and there will be no need to sync files or applications again. Users can web browse, answer emails, edit documents, create presentations, play games, and even write codes. The company also noted that all features and capabilities of Superbook will always be compatible with Samsung Galaxy/Note, LG, Nexus, HTC, Sony Xperia, Blu, Huawei (and much more) even if the user upgrades their Android phone.
While sharing details about the shipping delays, the company explained:
“When we first launched the Superbook on Kickstarter, we had no idea that we’d eventually be managing a backer community of almost 17,000 individuals from all around the world—thank you, truly, for supporting our campaign and helping us make the Superbook a reality. We’re working our absolute hardest to bring you the best experience we can—and our responsibilities to that end are not just about perfecting the hardware, but also entail growing and maintaining a strong software and developer ecosystem. As creators, we need to make decisions that balance getting the Superbook out to our backers as soon as we can with building an amazing product and a sustainable company that can continue to improve both your hardware and software experience.
“With these reasons in mind, we’re updating to let you know that we will be delaying the shipment of the Superbook from February to June. This decision wasn’t easy to make, and we sincerely apologize to you, our early backers, for letting you down on the timeline we set for Kickstarter. We want to let you know that we will always put our backers first in all that we do as a company, and that we’re working around the clock to deliver to you a product you’ll truly be proud to own—and that this decision was made with both of these priorities in mind.”
CEO of Andromium, Andrew Jiang, also discussed the reasons for the shipping delays in the video below.
Team Andromium then added:
“We know that this announcement is disappointing, and we are deeply apologetic for being unable to stick to our initial Kickstarter timeline. We welcome any inquiries or comments you may have, and encourage to reach out to us to share your questions or concerns.”
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