Simon Hill(278 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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What does Apple Pay mean for Android?

October 29, 2014
Apple may be late to the mobile payments party, but the launch of Apple Pay could end up being a good thing for Android.
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Apple SIM – what is it and how could it change things for Android?

October 21, 2014
Is Apple ushering in the age of the soft SIM? What happens if physical SIM cards are a thing of the past? How do soft SIMs work and what could they mean for carriers and Android?
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Is the Nexus 6 really too expensive?

October 16, 2014
For a lot of potential customers eagerly awaiting the Nexus 6 unveil, the fact that flagship specs have been matched by a premium price tag is cause for consternation. Has Google priced its new smartphone too high?
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It’s 2014 and we still don’t have a real Note alternative

October 2, 2014
Samsung has had great success with the Note series and popularized the phablet, so why is no one competing with it? Is the iPhone 6 Plus a real threat? Where are the Android OEMs in this form factor?
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The biggest problems Android has to face

September 28, 2014
Android is by far the most popular mobile platform in the world so everything should be rosy right? We take a look at the growth of China and India, the profitability of the OEMs, and the threats to Google’s dominance.
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Who provides the best budget experience for your dollar: Windows, Android, Firefox OS?

September 24, 2014
Who makes the best budget smartphone? What can you get for less than $200? How about less than $100? We take a look at how Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox measure up in this budget brawl.
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Why are OEMs trying to force the smartwatch revolution?

September 18, 2014
It seems tech manufacturers big and small are intent on selling us smartwatches, but do we really want to buy them? Why have they decided to shift focus to the smartwatch? Is this a strategy that suits us or them?
 
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Phone warranties explained

September 16, 2014
Do you know what kind of warranty you have on your smartphone or what it guarantees? Different manufacturers offer different warranty deals and your consumer rights differ from country to country. We take a look at the murky world of phone warranties.
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Is this is the beginning of the end for Apple?

September 11, 2014
A botched launch, a rushed iPhone, a reverse on phablets, dated specs, and an Apple Watch that doesn’t exactly stand out from the current crowd. Was this a bad day for Apple?
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Can phones get any better? Really?

August 26, 2014
Do we need to improve smartphones any further or are they good enough? What would you really like to see a major improvement in? Do we need better batteries and displays, or greater durability and longevity?
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