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.
A new update to Google Play Books offers the ability to download an offline dictionary, and includes minor tweaks to the side bar.
Google has added improved notifications and a phone tab to their Hangouts Chrome app.
Google’s Nexus 6 is expanding its availability. This time, the phablet is making its way to Telus!
A new built-in Youtube GIF generator has appeared in the share section under a select number of Youtube videos. The feature should be rolling out to more videos in the near future.
Google has just added support for 10 new languages covering Africa, India and South East Asia, and Central Asia. Over 200 million new potential users!
Amazon’s main app from the Play Store, which has been downloaded between 50 and 100 million times, has been removed from the store.
Nervous to leave your child alone with your phone or tablet while they’re watching a movie? Google Play Movies & TV will now fix that problem for you!
You can pick up a Nexus 9 for $50 off at Amazon. Hurry, before the deal ends!
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.