The rumour of the Google Nexus' demise has clearly been greatly exaggerated, as we could see a new handset as early as next week.
A report suggests the Google Nexus 6 or Nexus X is ready to launch, and that's its set to be the company's biggest smartphone yet. The handset has been codenamed 'Shamu' - also the name of the first killer whale to survive more than a year in captivity - which gives you an indication of its large size.
The Wall Street Journal has been in contact with people familar with the project and they're claiming it will sport a massive 5.9 inch screen and is crafted by the folks at Motorola. That scale would make the Nexus 6 not only the largest phone ever produced by Google but also a vital inroad into phablet market already occupied by Samsung and Apple.
If so, it's a shrewd and well-timed move by Google, showing what a native Android powered device can do in this space. It's also set to be bigger than any of its rivals and, if the Nexus model persists, significantly cheaper as well as being region and network unlocked.
This is already sounding like one of the most significant phones of the year, and we could see it in person as early as the 15th of October, again according to leaked information.
More as we get it.