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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

Why don’t we have kill switches in smartphones?

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 ...
by Simon HillMarch 4, 201428

Samsung remembers the secret of its success

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 ...
by Simon HillMarch 3, 201478

What if Microsoft made Android smartphones?

We take a look at the recent debate about Microsoft making Android phones and ask whether forking Android and ditching Windows Phone would make sense for the software giant.
by Simon HillFebruary 13, 201416

Qualcomm: Always one step ahead

Can Qualcomm continue to dominate the mobile technology market? We look at the history of Qualcomm, its position in the market today, and the challenges that lie ahead.
by Simon HillFebruary 9, 201424

What’s preventing Chinese phone manufacturers from breaking into Western markets?

Despite offering up some cutting edge hardware in stylish and svelte designs Chinese manufacturers have yet to make their mark in Western markets. We take a look at why that is.
by Simon HillFebruary 2, 201480

Alcatel’s assault on mobile

TCL-Alcatel is closing in on the big players in the mobile industry with a growing share of the worldwide mobile handset market. We take a look at the history of the company and examine ...
by Simon HillJanuary 26, 201439

Can Samsung benefit by breaking away from Android?

Would it really benefit Samsung to break away from the Android platform? Is Tizen just a plan B? Are Samsung and Google headed for a battle? These questions and more are explored inside.
by Simon HillJanuary 18, 2014102

Google’s new favorite OEM: The LG story

Life is certainly looking good at LG right now. The company has made major moves in the smartphone market over the last couple of years and it’s producing some of the best Android ...
by Simon HillJanuary 14, 201433

What to expect at CES 2014

Join us for a look at what to expect at CES 2014. The year always kicks off with an electronics bang thanks to the Vegas show and we'll bring you all the news.
by Simon HillDecember 20, 20139

Biggest Android news of 2013

We review the biggest Android news of 2013. These are the devices and stories that made the headlines as Android extended its lead as the biggest mobile platform around.
by Simon HillDecember 19, 201331
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