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Florence is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Android has nothing to worry about from the iPhone SE

Android has nothing to worry about from the iPhone SE

It's too expensive, and too small, to do much damage to Android's rapid growth.

Galaxy S7 Edge review: Samsung's vanity phone is all grown up

Galaxy S7 Edge review: Samsung's vanity phone is all grown up

The Galaxy S6 Edge felt like an experiment, but this year's curved flagship proves the Edge has some staying power after all.

The leftover smartphones of MWC 2016: New launches from Alcatel, HTC, and more

The leftover smartphones of MWC 2016: New launches from Alcatel, HTC, and more

We saw a lot of phones at Mobile World Congress this week. Here's everything we didn't cover as comprehensively as Samsung and LG's smartphone launches.

5 things to know about the MateBook, Huawei's first-ever Windows device

5 things to know about the MateBook, Huawei's first-ever Windows device

Huawei and Windows 10? It's a new category for the Chinese manufacturer, but this 12-inch tablet seems like a promising, cheaper alternative to the competition.

Hands on with the evolutionary Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Hands on with the evolutionary Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung's flagship devices incrementally improve on last year's devices with a beefed-up camera, faster processor, and curvier design.

Countdown to MWC 2016: Looking back at last year's best products and biggest letdowns

Countdown to MWC 2016: Looking back at last year's best products and biggest letdowns

Here's some of the highlights from last year's show to get you revved and ready for what's in store in just a few days.

Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Don't trust everything you read. We rounded up the most probable rumors on the Galaxy S7 rumors to prep you for February 21.

You're so vein: Samsung files a patent for a vein-scanning smartwatch

You're so vein: Samsung files a patent for a vein-scanning smartwatch

It's actually not that weird. Rather than using your fingerprint, this technology merely recognizes you by your vein structure.

We've officially reached peak smartphone, but real innovation is still within reach

We've officially reached peak smartphone, but real innovation is still within reach

As the pace of hardware innovation slows to a crawl, manufacturers must turn to real-world problem-solving to get consumers excited again.

Amazon is planning another go at making an Android smartphone

Amazon is planning another go at making an Android smartphone

The company is reportedly chatting with its OEM friends about making a phone that more "deeply" integrates its apps and services into Google's open source operating system.

UA Band review: HTC's first ever wearable is a fitness tracking device

UA Band review: HTC's first ever wearable is a fitness tracking device

But there's no need to discount it. The UA Band actually an impressive fitness gadget, made better by the accompanying app.

Sir David Attenborough narrates Google’s latest virtual reality Expedition

Sir David Attenborough narrates Google’s latest virtual reality Expedition

Google’s education-focused virtual reality program is rapidly expanding worldwide, and now it includes two new places to explore.

Honor 5X is an Android phone made for millennials

Honor 5X is an Android phone made for millennials

Not only does the phone offer plenty of bang for you buck, but it also offers a fun camera mode called “perfect selfie.”

HTC and Under Armour want to help you get healthy with the UA Healthbox

HTC and Under Armour want to help you get healthy with the UA Healthbox

It’s a box with all the essential gadgets you’ll need to get fit, including a fitness band, a scale, and a strap-on heart-rate monitor.

2015 in review: The year in Android

2015 in review: The year in Android

From Android Auto, to Stagefright, to BlackBerry entering the fold, we look back at the year in Android.

Follow Santa's hijinks in Google's latest interactive Spotlight Story

Follow Santa's hijinks in Google's latest interactive Spotlight Story

The short animated film is available on YouTube, and you can watch it with Cardboard.

8 apps to help you take the stress out of holiday travel

8 apps to help you take the stress out of holiday travel

Traveling during the holidays—or any time, really—is stressful enough. Here are some apps that can help.

The best Android phones, tablet, and smartwatch of 2015

The best Android phones, tablet, and smartwatch of 2015

From phones to tablets to smartwatches, here's our picks for the best Android device releases of the year.

10 awesome gift ideas for Android users

10 awesome gift ideas for Android users

Not sure what to get your Android lovin' pals for the holidays this year? We can help.

Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P: Which one should you buy?

Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P: Which one should you buy?

It's the toughest dilemma Android fans have faced in ages, but we can help you choose one of Google's great new Nexus phones.

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