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AT&T Galaxy S7 active now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Most people know of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but there's a third, often-forgotten brother: the AT&T-exclusive Galaxy S7 active. One of the risks you assume when purchasing such a niche phone, though, is that updates may be delayed. Luckily, S7 active owners have only had to wait around two weeks longer than those with standard AT&T S7 and S7 edge phones have.

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Instagram announces vertical video-centric IGTV app, main app passes one billion users

Everyone loves vertical video, right? Well, we've got good news for you; Instagram has unveiled IGTV, a new video app with longer content exclusively in the beloved vertical format. Additionally, the company has just reached one billion users, which is no small feat.

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[Bonus Round] Toca Mystery House, King and Assassins, Suzy Cube, The Franz Kafka Videogame, Gorogoa, and One Line

Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a spooky kids game, a digital adaptation of a board game, a 2D/3D platformer, and point and click adventure game, an artistic puzzler, and a line-drawing brain teaser. Without further ado:

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HTC U12+ review: No buttons, no sale

The U12+ is the latest high-end smartphone from HTC, and while the ‘+’ moniker may have you wondering where the “regular” version is - this is it: HTC is, for the time being, only launching a large premium phone in 2018. It packs the latest Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm, a large 6.0” Quad HD LCD display, and four cameras. It also costs a whopping $800, and you can only buy it direct from HTC or Amazon in the US.

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Facebook is testing paid subscription groups for premium content

Plenty of Facebook groups have morphed into small businesses that use outside payment and membership tools to distribute paid content (e.g. Patreon). Now, Facebook is looking at ways to bring that activity into its platform with subscription groups. These are sub-groups with exclusive content, a monthly subscription fee, and additional admin tools.

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Sprint Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

It took a while, but US carriers are finally rolling Android 8.0 Oreo out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. AT&T was, surprisingly enough, the first to do so, with Verizon hot on its heels after two false alarms. Sprint is now rolling the update out to its S7/S7 edge phones, leaving T-Mobile as the last major carrier to update them.

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Westworld Mobile is available on Android a day early

On the 18th the  official Westworld Twitter account announced that the release for the Westworld Mobile game would take place on the 21st of June. A bunch of sites instantly jumped on this, but I refrained as it's painfully obvious very few publishers can actually hit their target date. In my experience the vast majority of mobile games tend to release a day or two early. In this particular case it would appear my insight paid off. Westworld Mobile is available right now on the Google Play Store, an entire day early.

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Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android

Microsoft's old MSN news app has been on Android since 2014, and it didn't exactly look modern even then. The app was in need of some updates, and Microsoft has provided them by completely rebuilding it. The app is now just called Microsoft News, and it includes new features, more topics, and a dark theme.

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33 temporarily free and 38 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday, including Evoland 2

Another week is half over, so let's take a break with another round of app sales. Luckily, we have some notable items in our list today; remember, if you see something in bold, it's definitely worth checking out. Don't forget about Monday's gargantuan selection, either.

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Genre-hopping Evoland II comes to Android with a $5.99 launch sale ($9.99 regularly)

Would you like to play a game? How about a classic 2D RPG? A fighting game? A shooter? A collectible card game? How about all of the above and more in a single title? Impossible, you say? No, Evoland II just launched on Android. This game jumps between genres to keep the experience fresh, and it can be yours at a reduced price right now.

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