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[Update:Winner] Giveaway: Android Police and Nvidia are giving away a SHIELD Pro to celebrate half a million Twitter followers

Everyone is pretty excited over here at Android Police, and for good reason. We just hit a major milestone: over a half million followers on Twitter. To celebrate the occasion, we've teamed up with Nvidia to give one lucky reader a 2017 SHIELD Pro, as well as a $25 Google Play gift card and a handful of game codes. 

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[Update: Back again] Deal Alert: UE BOOM 2 more than 50% off at Best Buy, now $98.99

Bluetooth speakers may be a little passé nowadays, what with everyone moving toward streaming and casting, but there's something to be said about the universal nature of the standard: no matter what audio you're playing on your devices, you can send it via Bluetooth to your speakers. There's also something to be said about the portability of such speakers, since they don't need to be bound to a WiFi connection to work.

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Essential Phone is now fully compatible with Verizon networks

Those of you who read about the Essential team's AMA on reddit yesterday probably saw that Essential was working on Verizon certification for the PH-1 (PH-One, get it?). Andy Rubin has lived up to his word; just a day later, the Essential Phone has indeed gotten fully certified for Big Red.

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[Update: Video leaked] Bose's forthcoming QuietComfort 35 II will be part of the "Bisto" family, support Google Assistant

Bose's QuietComfort 35 have been a huge hit in spite of its $349 MSRP. The headphones are comfortable, put out good sound, and the noise cancellation works very well. There's really no need for an imminent successor, but that's not how the tech industry works. The appropriately-named QuietComfort 35 II has been leaked with Google Assistant support, meaning that this is one of Google's "Bisto" headphones.

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SuperSU hits the 100 million downloads mark

SuperSU is an app that any rooted user will know, even if you don't use it. I have fond memories of it from my days rooting and ROMing every device I could get my hands on, and it would appear that I'm not the only person who feels this way — SuperSU just hit the impressive 100 million downloads mark.

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Kick off the weekend with 23 temporarily free and 18 on-sale apps

Welcome to Friday! For some, the weekend has already begun, which is always exciting. I'm back with the final app sales post for the week, and it's about as exciting as Wednesday's. Still, someone may find something that they like. Anyway, let's get started.

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ASUS begins updating ZenFone 3 line to ZenUI 4.0, starting with the ZF3 Zoom

Like many manufacturers, ASUS has its own Android skin - ZenUI. Version 4.0 of the skin was introduced alongside the company's ZenFone 4 lineup, but ASUS also promised to bring the new version to the existing ZF3 series. The update process has now begun, with the ZF3 Zoom becoming the first device to be updated.

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Action Launcher updated to v28 with support for new adaptive icon pack

Action Launcher developer Chris Lacy has seemingly made it his goal to get as many Oreo features as possible working in his launcher. We've already got notification dots and free access to the Pixel-style features of the app. Now, Action Launcher v28 (previously in beta) is rolling out with support for a new companion app—an icon pack. This isn't just any icon pack, though. It's all adaptive icons.

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Google.com was registered 20 years ago today

Quite a lot can change in 20 years. In 1997, the iPod was still a few years away, Bill Clinton started his second term as US President, and a domain for a search index called 'Google!' was registered. In fact, today marks the 20 year anniversary of Google.com's domain registration.

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