Things are winding down for the end of the year in the technology world, but we still had some hot topics to discuss this week. HTC finally made its new mid-ranger Desire 620 official, another episode of the OnePlus/Cyanogen saga went down, we learned that the Nexus 5 could be close to retirement, Google updated a ton of its apps and released Lollipop for Android Wear devices, and we heard some interesting rumors about Samsung’s upcoming A7 and E7 smartphones.
Amazon’s main app from the Play Store, which has been downloaded between 50 and 100 million times, has been removed from the store.
A Google spokesperson confirmed to TechRadar that production of the Nexus 5 has stopped. Once the stock runs out, the black version of the Nexus 5 will be removed from the Play Store for good.
Google has finally switched on YouTube’s offline playback capability, starting with India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
As part of a limited time offer, OnePlus is making its self-dubbed “flagship killer” available for sale without the need to jump through any hoops.
Several big features are going to hit Hangouts in the following hours, including last seen timestamps, stickers, and intelligent suggestions.
Amazon had its Green Monday event yesterday, and now it’s putting up another two great deals, on the Moto G (2nd generation) and Sennheiser’s HD 380 headphones.
As part of its Gold Box daily deals, Amazon is discounting some of its Kindle Fire HDX 7 tablets by 50 percent.
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We’ve had a little bit of everything in the world of Android this week. Samsung surprised naysayers with a speedy Lollipop update kickoff for the Galaxy S5. Google pushed out a minor update to Nexus devices, bringing the software revision to Android 5.0.1. The two-face YotaPhone 2 finally made its actual debut, and we brought you our impressions of it. Some tantalizing rumors about Samsung’s and HTC’s upcoming flagships surfaced. And Google pushed out interesting updates to Messenger, News, and YouTube.