Florence IonStaff Writer, Greenbot

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Florence is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She covers Android smartphones and tablets and its various forks. She's also written about a variety of other tech-related things for Ars Technica, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, PCGamer, PCWorld, and Nintendo Power.

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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 7

We round up the latest rumors on Samsung's next phone-tablet hybrid device.

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Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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Watch out, WebMD: Google's teamed with leading doctors to provide vetted online medical advice

Google's new medical symptom search will help you better determine what's ailing you and whether you should see a doctor.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

Some phones are built like fragile little flowers. This one is built to withstand a rough-and-tumble lifestyle, though it's not entirely life-proof.

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Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

You won't have to wait weeks after Android N's release to find out if your favorite apps are compatible.

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OnePlus's Carl Pei on earning respect and shedding a 'cocky' image in the Android space

What has OnePlus learned from a few difficult years as a smartphone maker? We talked to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei to find out.

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OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

Premium specs with none of the carrier bloat: The OnePlus 3's 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a capable 16-megapixel camera make it a formidable contender.

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Hands-on with Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro: The world's first Tango phone is big, bulky, and super neat

The Phab 2 Pro won't fit in your pocket, but you'll forget about that once you dive into its augmented-reality wonders.

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Hands on with Moto Z and Moto Z Force: Not all modular smartphones are bad ideas

Motorola's new flagship phones have renewed our faith in mobile modularity. It also helps that they're incredibly stylish devices.

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Android in prisons: Meet the man who put Galaxy Tab S2s in Rikers Island

Christopher Grewe is the CEO of the American Prison Data Systems, a startup that brings tablets to inmates around the U.S. for education and rehabilitation.

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Sony Xperia X review: A mid-range device with no clear direction

At $550, the Xperia X is just too expensive, considering the phone's build quality and features. Sony is definitely off to a shaky start for its smartphone reboot in the U.S.

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Android N: 5 features we love in the new OS

The next version of Android is still in preview, but based on what we've seen, we can't wait to start using it on our phones every day.

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LG 360 Cam review: Every aspect needs more work

LG's 360-degree camera is finally for sale, but LG has quite a few kinks to work out before the camera is worth its novelty.

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Here's a glimpse at what the first outdoor Google I/O was like

Sunburns, loud music, and giant art installations: This year's Google I/O felt like a mixture of a developer's conference and a music festival.

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The Project Tango smartphone is coming and it's more useful than you think

We got a look at how the Tango's mapping capabilities can be used for everyday tasks—as well as for having a little fun inside your home.