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

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BlackBerry will attempt its last hurrah with a pair of mid-range smartphones

The company plans to launch two more Android phones this year before it decides to quit the device business.


Samsung+ software update lets a customer service rep control your device remotely

Samsung's helper app gets a massive makeover, which also includes a new community feature allowing you to seek help from other loyal Galaxy users.


SoundCloud launches a music-subscription service for Android and iOS devices

The new SoundCloud Go is reminiscent of what Spotify and Tidal offer, though the company's music offerings are vastly limited in comparison.

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HTC will unveil its next flagship device on April 12

The smartphone is already pegged by some as HTC's 'most advanced smartphone ever.'

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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.

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Android Influencer: TouchLab's Liam Spradlin talks design

You might know Spradlin from his blog posts at Android Police, but he's also a major advocate for what he calls 'mutative design' in user interfaces.

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Benchmarked: The LG G5 gives the Galaxy S7 a run for its money

LG seriously beefed up the performance of its flagship phone compared to last year.

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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.


Start your downloads: Google launches its Android N developer preview

The build is less complete and released earlier than in the past, all in an effort to help developers and device makers get updates out sooner.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 review: A mild improvement, but it's still the best phone around

Body, brains, and brawn: This is still the Android flagship that does it all.

Samsung keynote madness: What it's really like covering the biggest press event at Mobile World Congress

A press conference isn't all just fun and games, though Samsung's Inception-inspired keynote might have steered you otherwise.

Take a quick stroll with us through Google’s Android garden

Each year, Google sets up a shrubbery-laden outdoor funhouse for Android lovers. It’s too much fun.

Nextbit's CEO and design chief talk about the Robin's style, camera, and what's next

We caught up with Nextbit's CEO and Chief Product and Design Officer about Robin's design, why it eliminated the app drawer, and what’s next in the pipeline.

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Sony's Xperia concept gadgets are weird and underwhelming

The Japanese company gets some credit for attempting to innovate, but better luck next time.

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Hands on with Sony's Xperia X lineup: A trio of phones we can't wait to use

Sony has a bad habit of announcing phones and then never launching them in the U.S. Apparently, that's not the case this time around—at least for one of the devices.