HTC One X 5-inch could arrive as the next Google Nexus 5

The giant HTC One X 5 could, in fact, arrive as the Google Nexus 5, with Android Jelly Bean and a giant 1080p screen.

Five is a big number right now -- hard on the heels of the iPhone 5, we hear the giant HTC One X 5 could arrive as the Google Nexus 5.

The 5-inch HTC blower will sport a giant screen and it's a high-definition 1080p resolution job to boot. At that size, it's a rival to the Samsung Galaxy Note and the upcoming Note 2 , whether it's released as the HTC One X 5, Droid Incredible X -- in the US -- or, as GSM Arena suggests, the Google Nexus 5.

Under the 5-inch screen is a rumoured Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 64GB of storage and a 12-megapixel main camera with a 2-megapixel video-calling camera on the front. Its also likely to offer 4G.

Like all Nexus devices, the Nexus 5 will pack the most up-to-date version of Google's Android software. In this case, that's set to be Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

The next Nexus will follow the Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and Google Nexus 7 , the flagship devices for the latest updates to Android. Usually there's only one Nexus device at a time spearheading the Android line-up, but reports suggest that's about to change.

Word on the street is that Google plans as many as five Nexus tablets and phones -- but only Samsung, Sony and LG have been rumoured so far. If HTC does get the Nexus nod, it could be a return to form for High Tech Computers, which did so much to establish Android at the start but has slipped in popularity behind Samsung.

There's no word yet on when the 5-inch HTC One X 5 will arrive or what form it'll take. In the meantime, check out our 25 Nexus tips and tell me your thoughts on an oversized HTC Nexus in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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