Unlike the Q in the James Bond films, the Google (GOOG) Nexus Q won’t have a very long shelf life. Ars Technica reports that Google’s spherical streaming entertainment hub, unveiled just over a month ago at Google I/O, is being shelved indefinitely as Google says it needs time to make the product “even better.” Customers who preordered their Nexus Qs can rest easy, however, because Google says it will send them preview versions of the device free of charge, and anyone still interested in the Nexus Q can sign up for updates over on Google’s Nexus website.

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Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.