Following its abundance of Android announcements this afternoon, Google has quietly killed off its “Made in the USA” Nexus Q streaming orb. The orb was launched in July alongside Jelly Bean. It went up for pre-order for Google Play customers, and instead of charging the pre-order customers $299, Google sent out free units and never made it available for direct sale.

Tonight, the Nexus Q has been replaced by the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. I think it is pretty clear that Google has stuck its focus on the trio of devices. Miracast wireless display support also replaces the need for the orb. [Landing Page via Engadget]

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