Google Nexus 6
A concept design photo of Google's upcoming Nexus 6. Concept Phones

Google's still to be announced Nexus 6 range of smartphones has been the subject of high intensity rumour mills which also went as far as claiming that the internet major would replace the 'Nexus' line with the 'Android Silver' range.

Nexus 6 handsets were also speculated to be supplied by LG, in much the same way as the South Korean smartphone brand collaborated with Google in launching the latter's Nexus devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.

Now, a report in Motoring Crunch states that LG will not collaborate with Google, this time around, to launch Nexus 6.

The South Korean smartphone brand also claimed that it is not in contact with Google with respect to supplying handsets for the Nexus initiative.

However, this development does not seem to sound the death knell for Nexus 6, as Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is now rumoured to be working with Google to launch the next-gen Nexus smartphones.

HTC is already expected to bring out an 8.9in tablet tentatively codenamed Volantis along with two other tablets under its own branding. All three devices are expected to be launched beginning this fall.

With HTC now rumoured to be working with Google in launching the Nexus 6, a total of four devices under the HTC brand can be expected by users across the globe.

However, the latest speculations need to be taken with a pinch of salt considering the fact that neither HTC nor Google have issued official confirmations regarding their speculated partnership, in launching Nexus 6.

Technical specifications of the HTC Nexus 6 (possibly) are also yet to go official, but speculations are rife that the Nexus 6 will be a high-end device.

Nexus 6 under the HTC brand is speculated to incorporate a curved 5.2in HD LCD display enclosed within Gorilla Glass, 3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper.

The smartphone is also expected to incorporate various connectivity options such as 4G, Wi-Fi, micro-USB and NFC.

The pricing details of Nexus 6 are not available at this point of time.

Nexus 6 (likely with HTC branding) may be launched in October or November this year, considering the fact that Google is known to strictly follow release cycles (in October/November generally), especially with regard to releasing Nexus devices.

Nexus 6, once officially released, will be a successor to Google's Nexus 5 that features a 4.95in display, 8MP rear camera, Android 4.4 KitKat OS and the quad-core 2.3 GHz processor.