The Google Nexus Q, running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, only allowed users to stream content from Play Music, Play Movies & TV and YouTube – all platforms owned by Google. The media interface has been set up this way so users can create social playlists from apps that friends can see and add more of their favorite content to the queue, making it a fun experience. fun and collaborative multimedia. It was a new way to play media at the time, but reviewers criticized the Nexus Q for not allowing them to play content from platforms outside the realm of Google and Android.
In July 2012, Google announced that it would be delaying the release of the Google Nexus Q. Google sent a letter to pre-order customers at the time, suggesting that they “had heard early feedback from users that they wanted the Nexus Q does even more.” than it does today.” This message continued, saying that Google “has decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work to make it even better.” Early buyers received the first (and the only) iteration of the Nexus Q device. Three months later, Google removed the Nexus Q from the Nexus landing page, and the product was never available for purchase again.