Simon Hill(21238 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 Nexus 7.




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Samsung’s tough year ahead

January 15, 2015
We take a look back at 2014, the challenges that lie ahead, and ask what's at stake for Samsung. Will the Galaxy S6 turn its fortunes around? How will it cope with the competition from Xiaomi and others.
 
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When competition is bad for consumers

January 7, 2015
Competition is supposed to drive innovation and quality up as it drives prices down, but that's not always the case. Focusing on what rivals are doing and refusing to collaborate on standards is bad for consumers.
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Android 2014: A year in review

December 30, 2014
As 2014 draws to a close we take a look back at the year that was for Android. What was the important news, what were the big releases, what surprised, disappointed, or delighted us?
 
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The most influential smartphones of all time

December 18, 2014
Which smartphones had the greatest impact on the market and influenced the direction of smartphone design? Behold the most influential smartphones of all time.
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The battle for the connected home

December 11, 2014
The lack of progress on the smart home front is frustrating as self-interest ensures fragmentation is a major problem right now. Google and Apple are taking different approaches to home automation, but who will connect the pieces?
 
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5 features we’d love to see on Android phones in 2015

December 5, 2014
As the year draws to a close we take a look at five features that would get us excited about the 2015 class of Android smartphones. Where should Google and the OEMs go next?
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If you switch to iPhone, here’s what you’ll miss

December 2, 2014
If you’re thinking about ditching your Android for an iPhone, you need to stop, take a breath, and think about what you’re throwing away. There are some special things about Android that you’re going to miss once they’re gone.
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Anatomy of a smartphone launch

November 13, 2014
How does a smartphone go from conception to launch? We take a look at the process for unveiling a new smartphone, and explain why we hear about some months in advance, while others hit the stores within days.
 
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ARM’s mission to improve gaming on mobile

November 5, 2014
With its technology in 95% of today’s smartphones, it’s clear that ARM has a big part to play. Luckily the company has a storied history in the gaming world that dates back to the BBC Micro. It was ARM processors inside the ill-fated 3DO console, the first mobile to feature a game (Snake on the Nokia 6110), and a string of handhelds including the GBA, DS, 3DS, and the PlayStation Vita.
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Samsung is falling, but who is rising?

November 5, 2014
Things aren’t looking very positive at Samsung right now, but who are the players responsible? Is the rise of LG, Xiaomi, and Lenovo, not to mention Apple’s continued success, actually dragging Samsung down?
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