We’ve been hearing a lot lately about what we might see from Google as the next Nexus smartphone. With the 1 year anniversary of the Galaxy Nexus fast approaching many are anticipating another Nexus will arrive shortly. The LG Nexus 4 has been in the news plenty with rumors stating a late October announcement — but now we’re hearing the HTC Nexus 5 name again.

So far we can pretty much count on the LG Nexus 4 launching, we just don’t know when. Then taking into account the reports of multiple Nexus devices coming this holiday season, which was reported earlier this year by the Wall Street Journal and several others, things are starting to make sense here. When the first pictures of HTC’s 5-inch phablet leaked many were calling it a Nexus, us included. Plus 720p HD phones were soo last month.

Original leaks and rumors from September were calling HTC’s unknown device the Nexus 5 — and now that we have a few more details this rumor is lining up quite nicely. This morning HTC officially announced their HTC phablet complete with mind-blowing specs. A 5-inch 1920x1080p full HD (440ppi) display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and all those other awesome specs we like. Now just a few hours later the Nexus 5 rumors and tips have started flowing in again.

All details point to the LG Nexus 4 being released or announced later this month. Considering the name being changed to 4 from Optimus G Nexus — the same could be said about the HTC device — being the 5th Nexus smartphone released. Oh and it has a 5-inch display to nicely match that beautiful title. HTC Nexus One, Samsung Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, and of course the HTC Nexus 5.

For now this is purely rumors and speculation, and many are still stating the HTC device will in fact land as an exclusive here in the US on Verizon as the DROID Incredible X. We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on an HTC Nexus 5 below. This would certainly help Google push the cutting edge!