Simon Hill(283 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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The fall of Android’s first OEM: The HTC story

by: Simon HillNovember 4, 2013
Where did it all go right for Android's first OEM and how did it fall so spectacularly from grace? Join us for a look at the rise and fall of HTC.
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The rise of Android’s biggest OEM: The Samsung story

by: Simon HillOctober 25, 2013
How did Samsung climb the ranks to become Android's biggest OEM and the world's most popular mobile phone manufacturer? We take a look at Samsung's beginnings, it's early successes, the Galaxy S line's domination of Android, and the copycat claims that have plagued it.
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9 greatest breakthroughs in cell phones

by: Simon HillOctober 21, 2013
From the first cell phone call in the 1970s through to the latest smartphones this industry has come a long way. We take a look at some of the breakthroughs which led to the incredible popularity of the ultimate convergence device.
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History of the phablet

by: Simon HillOctober 11, 2013
We explore the origin of the term "phablet", chart the rise of this hybrid category, and examine why it's here to stay.
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Are you an addict? Telltale signs of smartphone addiction

by: Simon HillMay 2, 2013
Are you ever without your smartphone? Do you check it when your attention should be elsewhere? Who's in charge here - you or the phone? Join us for a look at the murky world of smartphone addiction and find out if you're an addict.
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Best gadgets and apps for camping with your Android

by: Simon HillApril 30, 2013
Camping season is here and it's time to head for the wilds. Check out these gadgets and Android camping apps to help you make the most of your trip.
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The worst Android phones of all time

by: Simon HillApril 18, 2013
When you have a device line-up that’s as diverse as Android’s there are going to be hits and there are going to be misses. Here we take a look at the duds, the flops, the epic fails - we bring you the worst Android phones of all time.
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The best Android phones of all time

by: Simon HillApril 17, 2013
Join us for a trip down memory lane, from the HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) to the Google Nexus 4, as we discuss the best Android smartphones of all time. Is your pick here?
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Your Android smartphone as a second screen

by: Simon HillApril 13, 2013
The idea of your Android smartphone or tablet as a second screen is really taking hold. We examine the trend and highlight some of the best second screen apps on the platform.
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Does negative advertising really work? Microsoft seems to think so

by: Simon HillMarch 22, 2013
Do negative advertising campaigns really work? As Microsoft ramps up the attacks on Google, and Samsung goes head-to-head with Apple, will the whole tech world be drawn into a dirty war?
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