Originally unveiled earlier this year at a Google press briefing in San Francisco in June, the Nexus Q orb was pitched as Google's first home entertainment streaming device. Google said the Nexus Q would allow users to play media from cloud storage.
Now, however, it seems that the Nexus Q has been put on ice, at least for the time being. The device's landing page has disappeared from Google's website, although it is still present (at the time of this writing) in the Google Play Store with an entry stating that it's unavailable at present.
The BBC has reprinted part of an email Google sent to customers, which stated: "The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today. In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better."
So for now, it seems the Nexus Q is on hiatus, rather than permanently cancelled.