Simon Hill(296 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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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?

The biggest 3 challenges facing major Android OEM’s

by: Simon HillAugust 3, 2015
What’s causing concern inside the major Android smartphone manufacturers? We take a look at the serious challenges they’re facing right now and speculate about how they will overcome them.

Android and adult content: from skirting the Play Store, to VR and double standards

by: Simon HillJuly 29, 2015
Should you choose Android for adult content? Is it easier to get your fix of sex and violence on Google’s mobile platform than it is on Apple’s iOS? We take a look at the state of adult content on mobile.

How machine learning will revolutionize the mobile experience

by: Simon HillJuly 23, 2015
Will machine learning live up to the hype and change the world? We take a look at the many ways it could impact on the mobile experience. How exactly could it change things, and what can it do for us?
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