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Simon Hill

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.

Simon's Posts

What does Android TV need to do to conquer your living room?

Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV are competing for your attention. How could Android TV trump them all? Here's our wish list.
by Simon HillApril 14, 201424

What do you really want in your new phone?

Are you excited about bezel-less smartphones, 4K displays, and biometrics or do you think they're over-hyped gimmicks? Would you prefer some solid improvements to your phone's core ...
by Simon HillApril 10, 201492

Thermostats, robots, and the perfect world map: 12 months of Google acquisitions

Google has fingers in a whole lot of pies, but how many of them are going to deliver a tasty treat? We take a look at all the major investments and acquisitions that Google has made ...
by Simon HillApril 4, 20147

A look at the Android world outside of Google’s control

There is a massive Android ecosystem that doesn't depend on Google and it’s growing rapidly. Is there a danger that Google could lose control of Android? We take a look at what it all means.
by Simon HillApril 3, 201414

Are carrier-free SIM cards on the way?

A relaxing of the rules relating to carrier locked SIM cards in the Netherlands hit the news recently. We take a look at what it actually means and examine the potential benefits of ...
by Simon HillMarch 21, 201411

How T-Mobile and John Legere are shaking things up

T-Mobile under John Legere has been taking the fight to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. The "Uncarrier" is making good progress and injecting some much-needed competition into the market. We ...
by Simon HillMarch 20, 201422

Chromecast and its competitors: what are your options?

As Chromecast spreads beyond the US border we take a look at what it can do, how it measures up to the competition, and what’s on the horizon in this space. Should you buy Chromecast ...
by Simon HillMarch 20, 201410

How does Google get Android into cars?

The next battleground for platform dominance looks set to be cars. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will clash with offerings from Apple, Microsoft, and others. How can Android secure ...
by Simon HillMarch 13, 201411

Brace yourself for a new wave of Android wearables

The wearable technology market is starting to take off with a wave of fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart glasses on the way. Now Google is about to release an Android wearables ...
by Simon HillMarch 12, 201410

How Nokia’s Android X phones could backfire

What is Nokia thinking? Can its Android X phone line-up really act as a gateway drug for Windows Phone, or is this experiment set to end in disaster? We take a look at the best case ...
by Simon HillMarch 5, 201433
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