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Remember Nexus Q, Google’s orb-shaped media player?
Probably not, since the baffling device never shipped after its unveiling at the company’s 2012 developers’ conference.
And Q isn’t Google’s only I/O flop over the years.
Now that this year’s show has wound down, the folks at Venngage took stock of some of Google’s highest highs and lowest lows.
It isn’t an exhaustive list. For example, there’s no mention of Project Ara, the mix-and-match phone concept first revealed in 2013, or some of the other wacky side projects Google has announced. But it’s still a fun little reminder that not all of the hype ends up paying off, while some products really do make history.
Check it out: