Google has released two own-brand Nexus phones so far – the Nexus One and the Nexus S – to mark the arrival of Android Froyo and Gingerbread respectively.
Now we're hearing of a third edition of Google's prestige handset that's being prepped to launch alongside Android Ice Cream Sandwich later this year, and have been dished up an image claiming to be an early prototype of the handset itself.
The Nexus handsets seem to be pet project for Google more than anything else, with sales of the two models thus far hardly setting the world alight.
But Google seems quite happy with that, so much so that it's planning to roll out the Nexus name for a third time to showcase Ice Cream Sandwich's talents.
US site Tech Hog quotes an insider source on the Android development team as saying Google is looking at a December launch for the handset – a similar timeframe to when we've seen the previous two Nexuses.
Once again, it'll be one of the usual Android suspects building the hardware, with Google apparently considering both LG and HTC for the task.
There are some question marks over the reliability of the source, however, with the image that has surfaced alongside the information now having been slammed as fake, though Tech Hog claims signs of obvious editing on the pic are down to removing sensitive info and features from the image.
Whether that's true or not remains to be seen. And even if the leaked image is real, the final design and spec will inevitably differ considerably from an early prototype.
We'll leave this one as a big question mark for now.