Yay! People woke up and responded to this thread.
I doubt the nexus line is dead, as it is quite a popular device, slowly gaining more traction and often sold out online. My brother told me the next Nexus device is rumored to be 5.5 inches big so I dunno. It seems odd that it will be killed off, although it is just as strange that they have not released an upgraded model for the Nexus 10. It is soo difficult to tell with Google as they are so fickle, quick with axing services and products. Hope the nexus lineup continues or at least Google Play Editions continue, it makes little sense to kill it off as it is one of Google's answer to fragmentation.
I am soon jumping ship to AT&T so that I can finally pick Google Play edition/Nexus phones!
But I believe this rock solid phone being a global phone can work on AT&T? At least get 3G? What is the catch there?