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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A look at the Android world outside of Google’s control
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 this move and how it could go further to create some real carrier competition.
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 take a look at its moves over the last year.
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 now, or wait for something better?
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 a place in your automobile?
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 SDK we take a look at what it means, how quickly wearables could take off, what's on the horizon right now, and ask whether Google might be tempted to weigh in with some hardware of its own.
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 scenario for Nokia and Microsoft, before pointing out the flaws.
We explore the idea of smartphone kill switches as legislation is presented in the U.S. to make them a legal requirement. What would a kill switch offer over current solutions, what are the potential drawbacks, and would it work anyway?
Whether you like it or not the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be a smash hit. It looks like Samsung learned a thing or two last year and went back to its usual formula. It may not be wowing you, but is it really aimed at you anyway?