Will Google Kill the Nexus Lineup?
Nexus line by Google is over in 2015 ;) Yes – this line will be replaced by Play Edition (current name, it will be rebranded)
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) January 27, 2014
It states that they will discontinue the Nexus branding in lieu of having a Google Play Edition (intial branding) which will more than likely pick out the best performing devices in the market and rebrand them as GPE devices that will run a stock version of Android.
Or so everyone is lead to believe. I’m calling bullshit and here’s why. An engineer who works for Google
That quote comes from The Verge from last August regarding the future of the Nexus line after the revelation of the Moto X after Google acquired Motorola. That one quote should put the tinfoil hat wearing techies in their place, but alas it’s never enough and the rumors will persist.