Simon Hill(295 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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How a yearly release cycle could improve the Android experience

by: Simon HillMay 11, 2015
Is Google finally getting into an annual groove with regard to Android updates? Does it make a difference to OEMs, developers, and Android users? We take a look at the pros and cons.
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EU vs Google: is there a case against Google?

by: Simon HillApril 30, 2015
Why is the European Commission bringing an antitrust case against Google? What does the investigation into Android mean? We take a look at the topic and try to make sense of it.
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Does Google need to return to China? It’s complicated.

by: Simon HillApril 17, 2015
Apple is seeing incredible growth in China, but Google is still embroiled in an argument with the Chinese government. Is the world's biggest smartphone market too big to ignore? Is it time Google returned to China?
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Should we be worried about Android app permissions?

by: Simon HillApril 10, 2015
Are we unwittingly giving away our private data when we accept Android app permissions? Why don't we have more fine-grained control? What are these apps actually doing with our personal information?
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Is Google bringing Android and Chrome OS together?

by: Simon HillApril 6, 2015
People have been wondering for a while now whether it really makes sense for Google to have two separate operating systems. There are signs that Chrome and Android are getting closer. What is Google up to and how far can it go?
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Is Samsung right to move away from Qualcomm?

by: Simon HillApril 1, 2015
The decision to use its own Exynos SoC and not Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6 has generated a lot of fuss. What is Samsung up to? Is it the right move? What impact is it going to have on the mobile market?
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Where will Cher Wang take HTC next?

by: Simon HillMarch 24, 2015
Can incoming CEO Cher Wang turn things around at HTC? We take a look at the co-founder's appointment and discuss whether she'll bring a change of direction to the Taiwanese manufacturer.
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Editorial: The S6 Edge should be Samsung’s true flagship

by: Simon HillMarch 20, 2015
Samsung has gone premium with its design, but the S6 Edge also offers some real innovation. How does it measure up and should it be Samsung's flagship device?
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How smartphones are changing the way we shop

by: Simon HillMarch 18, 2015
Smartphones are really handy assistants for any shopping spree. They help us compare prices, check reviews, and pull the trigger on purchases, but they could be doing more. Retail will never be the same again.
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Down memory lane: the biggest moments in MWC history

by: Simon HillFebruary 25, 2015
Join us for a look at the history of GSMA's Mobile World Congress as we review past highlights ahead of this year's show. How has MWC changed and what will happen this year?
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