Top Android news of the week: Bye bye Nexus 5, USB C, Google Store

This week in the world of Android we saw the opening of a physical Google Store, the end of the Nexus 5, and we heard word of USB C coming to Android phones in a big way.

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Nexus 5 is no more

Google has stopped selling the Nexus 5 online. This is not surprising since the newer Nexus 6 has been selling for a while. It was reported late last year that production had stopped on the older Nexus.

There is still inventory in the channel so it may be possible to pick up a highly discounted Nexus 5.

Source: ZDNet

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USB C coming to smartphones

First Apple introduced the new USB C port with the new MacBook, and then Google showed off two of them on the Chromebook Pixel. USB C is coming in a big way, on everything from laptops to phones.

Google won't stop with putting the new ports on laptops, it is committed to bringing them to Android phones in the near future.

Source: Droid Life

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Google goes brick and mortar

Online is apparently no longer enough for Google, as it has opened a physical store in London. The Google Store is a shop within a Currys PC World on Tottenham Court Road.

The timing of the store opening coincides with Google's rebranding of the devices section of the Play Store. It is now called the Google Store.

Source: ZDNet

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New Android version of Evernote incorporates Material Design

The popular Evernote app got an update on Android this week. According to Evernote there are a lot of changes under the hood, along with adopting more of Google's guidelines for the interface.

The Android version of Evernote has long been a good implementation of the app, and this update makes it even better.

Source: Evernote

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