Florence Ion

Staff Writer

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.

Hands-on: Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatch is big, bold, and ready to phone home

5 hidden Android Nougat features you should be using

5 hidden Android Nougat features you should be using

Here's a look at some of the more helpful, lesser-known features hiding out in Android 7.0.

Android 7.0 Nougat: 6 helpful new features to try first

Android 7.0 Nougat: 6 helpful new features to try first

Don't really know where to begin with Google's latest mobile operating system? We can help.

Hands-on with the Honor 8: An affordable flagship aimed at Millennials

Hands-on with the Honor 8: An affordable flagship aimed at Millennials

Are you young, hip, and cool? If so, Honor would love the honor of being your next smartphone.

8 things you need to know about Duo, Google's new video chat app

8 things you need to know about Duo, Google's new video chat app

Google's new video chat app still feels like a beta.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 review: A pricey phablet made for power users

Samsung Galaxy Note7 review: A pricey phablet made for power users

The Note line continues to shine with its sixth-generation installment, and it's the best it's ever been.

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

Looking to measure your gains? This could be the perfect smartwatch for doing so if you don't mind its bulky, bro-y design.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will come bundled with free Vulkan-ready games

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will come bundled with free Vulkan-ready games

Wondering what the Vulkan API is all about on mobile? If you're getting a Note 7, you can finally experience it firsthand.

Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: Samsung's productivity phone takes baby steps forward

Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: Samsung's productivity phone takes baby steps forward

The Note 7 is a polished productivity machine, but sticks to a familiar formula that's always served Samsung's Note line well.

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 7 and a refreshed GearVR

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 7 and a refreshed GearVR

The company debuted the next generation of its famous phablet lineup, but don't expect a big departure from the Galaxy S7. There's also a new GearVR headset to accompany it.

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

Moto Z Force review: Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods

Moto Z Force review: Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods

It's too bad Motorola's better-performing flagship phone takes a back seat to the svelte Moto Z. The Z Force is worth the higher price.

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