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[Update: Oreo only] Always On Display update for Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note8 adds GIF support

Samsung's Always On Display made its debut on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge over two years ago now. Since then, the company has steadily been adding features here and there, which it's been able to do since the feature itself has its own APK. Always On Display's newest addition is GIF support, which lets you add a little action to the otherwise-dull clock and time.

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Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Note8 now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

AT&T Galaxy Note8 owners received a nice surprise a couple of days ago with their Android 8.0 Oreo update, and now it's Verizon and Sprint owners' turns. Both major US CDMA carriers are now sending out the long-awaited Oreo to their variants of the Note8, meaning that T-Mobile is the only one lagging behind.

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[Update: Winners] Ultimate Ears and AP are giving away 4 wireless speakers: 1 each of Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM, WONDERBOOM Freestyle, BOOM 2, and MEGABOOM [US/Canada]

If you've been getting by with a budget Bluetooth speaker or just want to add some of the latest and greatest to your repertoire, we have a great giveaway for you. Thanks to our friends at Ultimate Ears, 4 AP readers will be getting an upgrade.

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Google Pay v1.55 prepares automatic reload for prepaid accounts [APK Teardown]

The Android Pay name has been dead for weeks, replaced by Google Pay for the foreseeable future. With the rebranding out of the way and the adjustment period starting to fade, it's time to get back to business as usual. The latest update looks a bit like a bug fixer since there don't appear to be any immediately visible changes after installing. However, a teardown gives a view of a new feature coming for prepaid accounts that will ensure they never run low on funds. Also, work continues on the effort to merge in Google Pay Send, formerly Google Wallet.

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[Update: New info on device] Facebook delays smart speaker reveal due to heightened privacy concerns

Facebook has decided to delay the unveiling of a new line of smart speakers "in part because the public is currently so outraged about the social network’s data-privacy practices," sources tell Bloomberg. The home devices were apparently planned to debut at Facebook's developer conference in May, well ahead of their scheduled fall release date.

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Finish up March with 28 temporarily free and 26 on-sale apps, including The Room 2 and Trine 2

Welcome to the final Friday of March, and with it, the last round of app sales for the week and the month. Today's list feels similar to Wednesday's, with some excellent games on sale. Those will be bolded down below, meaning that I highly recommend them. Whether or not you celebrate Easter, I hope that you all enjoy your weekend. See you all in April.

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MyFitnessPal from Under Armour suffers data breach affecting 150 million users

According to American sportswear giant Under Armour, user data from its health app MyFitnessPal has been compromised. Data including the usernames, email addresses, and scrambled passwords from approximately 150 million accounts was stolen last month in one of the biggest attacks of its kind.

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Pre-orders for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus start in Japan, shipping April 3rd

Amazon has started sales of the Alexa-powered Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus smart speakers in Japan. Pre-orders opened on March 30th, with devices scheduled to ship starting on April 3rd. This release is moderately delayed—Amazon announced last October that Echo would release in Japan "later this year," on the same day Google announced Google Home sales to start in Japan that week. Half a year later, Amazon has finally followed through.

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Google Assistant now understands Indonesian

About a month ago, Google announced that 30 more languages would be coming to Google Assistant "over the next few months." The languages mentioned there included Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish, among others. Of those, the only one that has arrived thus far is Hindi, but Indonesian is now taking second place.

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