Ahead of the Google Pixel phone launch there'd been a lot of speculation that the new brand would replace the old Nexus line, however, with the phone launch event itself there was neither confirmation or denial of this idea - simply an unveiling of the new product and a detailing of its features.
But now it seems there is some evidence that the Pixel line is indeed a replacement for the Nexus series, with the revelation that Google has now pulled the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from the devices section of the Google Play online store.
In addition, according to a report from the Verge, Google has now itself said that it has "no plans" to launch any more Nexus branded products. So that's it, the Nexus line is officially being put to rest.
While it does feel like a bit of a shame, it is clear that Google is heading in a new direction with its integrated devices and services, the firm has said as much itself. So it probably was time to shake off the old branding and push forward with something new. Nonetheless, we will miss the Nexus name.