Simon Hill(299 posts)

Simon is an experienced tech writer with a background in game development. He writes for various websites and magazines about the world of tech and entertainment. He uses Android every day and is currently permanently attached to his Galaxy Note 5.

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Now that we take Huawei seriously, what’s next for the Chinese giant?

by: Simon HillNovember 4, 2015
It looks as though the Nexus 6P will be a big hit for Huawei. The Google partnership could really boost the company’s fortunes, but much depends on what comes next. Where is Huawei headed and will it succeed?

Android + Chrome OS: four big questions

by: Simon HillOctober 30, 2015
Google may be planning to fold the Chrome OS into Android, going all-in on the dominant mobile platform. Why is it making this move, what will happen to Chrome OS, and what will the impact be on Android?

Near-death experience: the uncertain future of Sony, HTC, and Motorola

by: Simon HillOctober 12, 2015
As margins get squeezed amid falling prices, and real innovation is in short supply, there are some big name Android OEMs in serious trouble. Could we see Sony, HTC, and Motorola disappear from the smartphone market?

Is the Nexus 5X a good deal?

by: Simon HillOctober 6, 2015
The popular Nexus 5 finally has a successor, but does it offer the same kind of value for money? Is the Nexus 5X the kind of deal you can’t afford to pass up, or has the market moved on since Google and LG’s last partnership?

Six-pack of tablets and the iPad Pro: the tablet market is polarizing

by: Simon HillSeptember 25, 2015
What is happening with tablets? At one end of the market we have Apple with the iPad Pro, and at the other there’s Amazon with a $50 Fire tablet. Is polarization the inevitable future for the tablet market?

Could Xiaomi end up being a victim of its own success?

by: Simon HillSeptember 14, 2015
Low cost smartphones are flooding the market, but with limited profits can they maintain this push? As competitors rush to emulate Xiaomi’s success the long term viability is far from clear. Will they last?

The traditional flagship is sinking, but don’t count it out just yet

by: Simon HillAugust 28, 2015
Why pay $700 or $800 for a new flagship phone when you can get something with similar specs for half that price? Is the age of the carrier contract and traditional expensive flagship phone coming to an end?

What is the BlackBerry Venice all about? Should anyone care?

by: Simon HillAugust 24, 2015
Do you believe in the BlackBerry Venice? A new slider phone with a large screen and a physical keyboard running near stock Android with all BlackBerry’s services and apps. What is BlackBerry up to with this phone?

Why is Marshmallow dubbed Android 6.0? Is it worthy of such a big version jump?

by: Simon HillAugust 19, 2015
Why did Google decide to make Marshmallow version 6.0 of Android? Should number jumps indicate a bigger leap of features or aesthetic? We take a look at the possible reasons for Marshmallow being 6.0.

Is the cost of phone privacy worth paying?

by: Simon HillAugust 14, 2015
Government agencies, the legal establishment, and law enforcement are railing against smartphone encryption, claiming it aids criminals, but should we be asked to give up our privacy in the name of the law?
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