Simon Hill(293 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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Verizon’s 2G and 3G CDMA networks to be phased out by 2021

by: Simon HillOctober 11, 2012
Verizon Wireless is giving several years notice that its 2G and 3G CDMA network will be gone by 2021. As more and more people move onto the new 4G LTE networks we’ll see more of the old 2G and 3G networks disappearing.
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LG Mach brings QWERTY keyboard to Sprint

by: Simon HillOctober 10, 2012
Anyone looking for a physical QWERTY keyboard on an entry-level Android smartphone? The LG Mach on Sprint could be just what you need.
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Huawei and ZTE under threat after U.S. government espionage claims

by: Simon HillOctober 10, 2012
Last week a report from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee accused Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE of being a threat to national security. Both companies were quick to deny the claims, but a number of complaints have emerged in the days following the report and suspicions of Chinese espionage will be investigated further.
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UK government backs 5G research

by: Simon HillOctober 9, 2012
The UK government has teamed up with Samsung, Huawei and others to help fund a 5G research centre at the University of Surrey.
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Wild Blood hack and slash RPG out on Android

by: Simon HillOctober 9, 2012
The Wild Blood RPG from Gameloft has been released for Android. It casts you as Sir Lancelot in a hack and slash adventure. Find out how it measures up as we take a quick look.
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Google and Apple spend more on patents than on R&D

by: Simon HillOctober 8, 2012
In 2011 Google and Apple both spent more money on patents than they did on research and development. The result is stifling innovation instead of encouraging it and, as usual, we, the consumers, have to suffer the consequences in terms of higher prices and limited features.
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Will your next Android be wearable?

by: Simon HillOctober 8, 2012
Do you think that wearable devices, whether it's glasses, watches, or clothing, could be the next big thing in tech? Would you replace your smartphone with a wearable Android device?
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Samsung thinks LG will claim third place in the smartphone market

by: Simon HillOctober 5, 2012
According to a Samsung Securities report LG Electronics is looking like a good investment right now. The report suggests that LG will go from 4 percent of the smartphone market to 5.8 percent next year.
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Alternative app stores and platform branches: Is Android too open?

by: Simon HillOctober 4, 2012
Android is continuing to dominate the worldwide smartphone market. Google’s open approach with Android is often cited as a major reason for the platform’s success, but recent events beg the question of whether that openness is a double-edged sword.
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TomTom turns up on Android at last

by: Simon HillOctober 4, 2012
It has taken TomTom so long to bring its popular offline navigation apps to Android that you’d be forgiven for thinking they got lost along the way. If you’ve been waiting for a good offline solution then you might want to take a look.
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