The Nexus 5 is set to be the successor to last year's Nexus 4, and from what we know so far, it's going to be made by LG - just like the previous model.
It's apparently passed through both the FCC and Bluetooth SIG too, so things are looking pretty official, even though Google is yet to make any noise.
We've seen numerous leaks about the device now - we even saw one from a Google promotional video for Android 4.4. KitKat - so we have a rough idea of what the new Nexus 5 will be like.
The Nexus 5 seems set to ape the design of the new Nexus 7, while being the first handset to ship with Google's newest operating system - the aforementioned Android KitKat. Expect it to be powerful, feature filled and reasonably priced.
Cut to the chase What is it? Google's next flagship smartphone and follow up to last year's Nexus 4, built by LG. When is it out? The Nexus 5 is tipped to be announced in October What will it cost? It could start at a reasonable $299 (£239, AU$349)
Here's a round up of what we expect from the Nexus 5 launch.
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Nexus 5 release date
Word is that the Google-powered LG smartphone will see an October announcement with a launch of a few weeks later. The leaks have been so plentiful in fact, that we are convinced that we will see the new Nexus 5 by the end of October.
What's that though, you want an ACTUAL DATE? How about October 15? Well clearly that's been and gone, with not even a sniff of the Nexus 5.
So what's next? Well news just in - a Nexus 5 release date of October 30 is apparently a possibility after an Amazon listing revealed the date on a case marked for the handset. Oh, and just put a mark against October 31, as Google may leave things late.
Update: Now the Nexus 5 looks like it'll be landing on October 31, Halloween day. As previously rumored dates come to pass with no Nexus 5 in sight, future dates just keep getting pushed forward. Let's hope this rumor has more to it than previous ones because we just want this phone already!
Nexus 5 price
The chance of the Nexus 5 inheriting the original pricing structure of its predecessor has been given a certain amount of credence after reports appeared online suggesting just that, and coupled with a price drop for the Nexus 4 it leaves the price bracket wide open..
An unnamed source leaked the information to PhoneArena in dollars and while some have made a direct conversion of the touted $299 price to around £185/AU$315, they're forgetting the taxes and other costs which are applied.
Update:Higher Nexus 5 prices have been touted once again, with new rumours pointing towards a $399 (about £250, AU$420) price tag for the 16GB model, while the 32GB version may sell for $449 (about £280, AU$470). The higher price could be due to the fact LG could be working on a 4G variant of the Nexus 4, which may inherit the original's pricing structure.
Strangely, there's word that the 16GB model will have a 2,300mAh battery, whereas the 32GB version will have a 3,000mAh battery. Rumor is that they're both the same size and dimension, too. Hmm.
Update 10/25: If Google is unable to keep its Play Store from revealing too much, we can bet that the 16GB variant of the Nexus 5 is going to cost $349. Here's to hoping a 32GB model will be available at just $449.
Nexus 5 processor and power
Rumor is that the Nexus 5 will have a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2GB RAM. That's a lot of power and memory under the hood of a smartphone and would put it head to head with the best of them.
Apparently the Nexus 5 has destroyed the Galaxy S4 in benchmark tests, which if the specs above turn out to be true is believable.
Google may even squeeze 3GB of RAM into the Nexus 5 if one report is to be believed, but we're less inclined to believe this.
It's been said the Nexus 5 will take cues from the LG G2, which itself is a seriously impressive smartphone. One thing we can be sure of is that the new Google phone will give other Android flagships a good run for their money.
Nexus 5 operating system
Early reports suggested the Nexus 5 would turn up with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on board, but those rumors have since been dashed with the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat.
KitKat is now the front runner in the race to get inside the new Nexus 5, and the latest version of Google's software is expected to launch alongside the handset.
We think the Nexus 5 even appeared in Google's own promotional video to usher in the announcement of KitKat - so it's all looking rather chocolaty at the moment.
Another reckons the Nexus 5 could even see a screen up to 5.2 inches in size, boasting OLED technology as well as a full HD resolution.
Nexus 5 design
Not surprisingly we're seeing a lot of the phone getting leaked in the wild and the Nexus 5 is no different - it's even had its own "spotted in a bar" incident.
Moreover, a phone that looks very much like the coming Google phone was spotted at the FCC. The camera hold was as large as the module we've seen in leaked photos, so we suspect that the LG smartphone, labeled as model D820, is actually the Nexus 5.
In short it appears Google has asked LG to ape the design of the Asus-made new Nexus 7 for the Nexus 5, which would give it's 2013 product line up a lovely feeling of unity.
A service manual which popped up online claiming to be for the Nexus 5 gave us further clues that it will be following in the footsteps of the new Nexus 7 design.
It appears that at some point the Nexus 5 was left in a bar by a clumsy Google employee, and 9to5Mac managed to get hold of snaps of said handset - there's even a video!
There's a chance Google might break its black and white colour options and offer the Nexus 5 in... wait for it... grey. Ok, so it's not exactly the most exciting colour in the world, but it may well point towards more choice for you.
Most recently we've been treated to more shots of the Nexus 5, this time from Russia, and the handset in the snaps appears to be identical to the myriad of other leaks we've seen.
Nexus 5 camera
With the advancements in smartphone camera technology, the Nexus 5 really has to pick up its game as far as Nexus devices go. With that said, we're hearing that the upcoming Google phone will be the first smartphone ever to feature Lytro-like technology.
What does that mean? Here's what we said earlier: "MEMS stands for microelectromechanical technology, and it provides a number of benefits, including focusing that's seven times faster than competitive cameras.
The Nexus 5's MEMS camera also reportedly uses less power and produces less heat, plus it's smaller.
Most importantly, it may allow Nexus 5 users to magically re-focus photographs after they take them - hence the comparison to Lytro cameras."
Perhaps it just might be a neat trick in the end, but it'll be one trick the Nexus 5 has that other smartphones may not adopt for a long time. We'll see soon enough!
Other reports point towards an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP snapper for the Nexus 5, but there's the hope it will sport something more powerful on its rear to rival the high-end handsets of today.
Wireless charging, NFC and more
Perhaps it's a novelty for some of you, but wireless charging is very convenient. And it looks like the Nexus 5 will have this feature thanks to a little digging in Android 4.4 KitKat.
It's also more than safe to assume that if a device like the Nexus 5 were to have wireless charging, it will also have NFC.
What isn't clear is whether the charging device or dock is going to be sold as part of the package with the Nexus 5, or if it's going to be a separate accessory. Right now we'll hedge our bets and go with the latter.
In terms of storage we've seen passing mentions to 16GB and 32GB in various leaks, but we're really hoping Google pulls out all the stops and offers up a 64GB variant of the Nexus 5 too - as you can be pretty sure there won't be any expandable storage option.