Google’s Nexus Q may hold the record for shortest ever shelf life of any product in the last five years. After making an appearance at the company’s summer gala, the bizarro sphere, which Google admitted lacked functionality, was indefinitely pulled from Google Play for reevaluation.
“The device is not for sale at this time,” was the only thing that stared back at adventurous consumers.
We thought that might mean a triumphant return at some point this year — a reimagined and refocused approach — but it seems as though the search giant is content to just drop the device altogether. Along with today’s new Nexus portfolio, Google has gotten rid of the Q on its Nexus landing page.
It’s not all that surprising, really. Google wants to highlight its latest products, and not necessarily something that’s not even available. But it begs the question: Will the Nexus Q ever see the light of day again, or is it merely a nostalgic collector’s item?