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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Best Android tablet of 2013

by: Simon HillDecember 13, 2013
Do you know which Android tablet you want? Join us for a look at the best Android tablets of 2013 and find the right tablet for you.
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Best Android smartphones of the year

by: Simon HillDecember 9, 2013
Which Android smartphone should you buy? That all depends on what you want. We roundup the best Android smartphones of 2013 and sort them by category.
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The awakening of Android’s sleeping giant: the Sony story

by: Simon HillDecember 7, 2013
Join us for a look at the birth of Sony and an examination of its changing fortunes in the mobile market. Can Sony bring its ecosystem together with great hardware to dominate Android?
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The renaissance of Android’s Google OEM: The Motorola story

by: Simon HillNovember 22, 2013
Can Motorola Mobility become a major player in mobile once more? Join us as we explore Motorola's proud history, examine its struggles, and discuss the potential of the Moto X and G under Google's guidance.
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5 biggest myths about Android

by: Simon HillNovember 18, 2013
You'll find all kinds of half-truths and flat-out lies being circulated online about the world of tech and beyond, but these are our top five Android myths.
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What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones?

by: Simon HillNovember 9, 2013

Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has brought waterproofing into the mainstream. Apple dipped a toe, or a finger, into biometrics with the fingerprint scan to unlock. Google and Motorola gave us a smartphone that’s always listening for its master’s voice. LG and Samsung have taken the first step towards a flexible future.

What might be next on the horizon? Which barriers are our intrepid research and development [...]

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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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