Simon Hill(299 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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Why don’t we have kill switches in smartphones?

by: Simon HillMarch 4, 2014
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?
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Samsung remembers the secret of its success

by: Simon HillMarch 3, 2014
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?
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What if Microsoft made Android smartphones?

by: Simon HillFebruary 13, 2014
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.
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Qualcomm: Always one step ahead

by: Simon HillFebruary 9, 2014
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.
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What’s preventing Chinese phone manufacturers from breaking into Western markets?

by: Simon HillFebruary 2, 2014
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.
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Alcatel’s assault on mobile

by: Simon HillJanuary 26, 2014
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 its latest step up with the impressive Idol X+ smartphone.
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Can Samsung benefit by breaking away from Android?

by: Simon HillJanuary 18, 2014
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.
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Google’s new favorite OEM: The LG story

by: Simon HillJanuary 14, 2014
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 smartphones around. Join us for a look back at LG’s history and an analysis of its prospects.
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What to expect at CES 2014

by: Simon HillDecember 20, 2013
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.
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Biggest Android news of 2013

by: Simon HillDecember 19, 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.
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