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Android Authority this week

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.
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December 14, 2014
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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.

This is Android Authority this week.

Video roundup

Here’s Jayce’s video take on the events of the week.

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Inside AA HQ

We brought you the often requested Meizu MX4 review this week, and if you watched the video, you surely noticed a new face. The latest addition to our crack team of video reviewers is Brian Barbosa. Based in Southern California, Brian will be contributing hardware-focused videos and posts and help our already strong review team get to the next level.

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With the holidays just days away, we’ve completed our roundup series of the best Android gifts for every budget. From cheap stocking stuffers to the must-have gadgets of the season, Andrew and Jimmy did a great job collecting gift ideas for tech lovers. Check them all out:

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be looking back at 2014, and the companies, people, devices, and apps who made it such an exciting year. With everything from a major new version of Android, to tons of hot devices, and even corporate drama, we have a lot to look back to. We’ll also have a special Android Authority in 2014 in recap, so keep an eye out for that as well.

As always, keep an eye out for our usual giveaway and thanks for reading!

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Top news of the week

And here are the top news in the Android world this week:

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