Google unveils a new Nexus phone every year, and a 2015 Nexus phone is already in the works. But with the names Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 7 already in use, what exactly will we get in 2015? We examine the UK release date, price, specification and feature rumours surrounding what will likely be the new Nexus 5 2015. 

In October 2014 Google announced its Nexus 6 phone. It was expected to go on sale in November, but it was actually getting on for Christmas before stock was available. 

People were desperate to get their hands on the new Nexus 6, despite the fact it was possibly Google's most unexciting phone launched yet. Sure, it had the brand-new Lollipop OS and some powerful hardware inside, but for many customers the 5.96in Quad HD display was simply too big, while the £499 price no longer offered such brilliant value as did the previous Nexus 5 and Nexus 4. 

Google noticed the difference in its Q1 2015 earnings call, too. While takings were up 23 percent YOY from Google Play, revenue was down 3 percent compared to the previous quarter, and the Nexus 6 hadn't been nearly as successful as previous Nexus devices. It's possible that the 2014 Google phone was simply priced too high to garner the same kind of mass appeal as did the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. 

And those phones really were killer Google phones, with the Nexus 4 announced in 2012 with an unbelieveably low SIM-free price of £239, and in October 2013 the Nexus 5 followed that tradition with unrivalled value for money at £299. 

That's the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 covered. Meanwhile, the Nexus 7, which was last refreshed way back in 2013, is still one of the best-value 7in tablets around (the Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 are larger tablets). Google no longer officially stocks the Nexus 7, but you can still get your hands on one online, and for not much more than £100. 

So what will the new Nexus 2015 phone be called? 

With only the Nexus 8 model name going spare, Google's either going to have to start refreshing its existing product lines, adding the year as it did with the second-gen Nexus 7, or go down the Apple route with the addition of an 'S'. Perhaps in 2015 we'll get a new Nexus 5s, or a new Nexus 6s.

…Or both. Since early rumours circulating on the web suggest Google is in talks with both LG and Huawei for its new Nexus phone (which LG has now confirmed, saying the new Nexus phone is "under consideration at LG", according to Android Pit). It's quite possible that we'll see both a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus tablet, or maybe a new Nexus phone and a new Nexus phablet, with LG making one device and Huawei the other.

LG, of course, made the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, while Motorola made the Nexus 6, Asus made the Nexus 7, HTC made the Nexus 9 and Samsung the Nexus 10. Huawei, meanwhile, has just launched a very interesting, very good-value phablet in the Huawei P8 max, alongside its flagship Huawei P8. It's possible, then, that we'll see a new Nexus 5 2015 from LG and a new Nexus 6 2015 from Huawei, although most sources online suggest there will simply be a new Nexus 5, and it's up in the air whether LG or Huawei will make it. 

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