Google had originally declared it would announce the winning cities “before the end of the year.” They have put off that deadline, citing the large number of submissions.
We’re sorry for this delay, but we want to make sure we get this right. To be clear, we’re not re-opening our selection process—we simply need more time to decide than we’d anticipated. Stay tuned for an announcement in early 2011.
Here’s the post from the official Google blog; the delay was announced on Dec 15th, 2010.