Google might replace Nexus with Pixel
Although Google's Nexus brand is well-known and the Nexus smartphones are quite popular, it looks like the search giant has been planning to drop it for a while. However, they are not simply going to kill the Nexus moniker, replacing it with Pixel instead. Even more, the HTC Marlin and Sailfish handsets we saw mentioned in multiple rumors earlier this year are expected to be the first non-Nexus Google smartphones.
According to Android Police's exclusive report, two of their sources made them believe that the next two Google smartphones will hit the market as Pixel and Pixel XL. There is no information on the pricing, but some of the features have been mentioned already when information on the HTC Sailfish and HTC Merlin surfaced. If that information turns out to be true, Pixel would be a 5-inch device, while the Pixel XL would have a 5.5-inch display.
For now, nothing is official, so all the above should be taken with a grain of salt. We will get back to the "Nexus or Pixel" story as soon as we discover anything new, so stay tuned.