Simon Hill(297 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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Google’s plan to help make VR a reality

by: Simon HillJune 4, 2015
It looks as though virtual reality is really going to take off this time, and Google is intent on lowering the barrier to entry for developers and users. We take a look at Cardboard, Jump, and the rest of Google's plans for VR.
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Google I/O preview: what Google has in store this year

by: Simon HillMay 25, 2015
We take a look at what we expect to see at Google I/O 2015. Android M, new hardware, Android Auto, TV, and Wear, the smart home, Google Photos, the list goes on and on.
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What will Android M bring?

by: Simon HillMay 20, 2015
We're expecting Android M to be unveiled at Google I/O in a week, but what new features will it deliver? We take a look at the possibilities, suggest a couple of things we'd like to see, and guess at the likely release date.
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What would make the perfect smartphone?

by: Simon HillMay 19, 2015
What do you look for first in a new smartphone? How do you find the right combination of screen size, processor, camera, connectivity, durability, and extra features? We go in search of the perfect mix.
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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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