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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5 features we’d love to see on Android phones in 2015

by: Simon HillDecember 5, 2014
As the year draws to a close we take a look at five features that would get us excited about the 2015 class of Android smartphones. Where should Google and the OEMs go next?
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If you switch to iPhone, here’s what you’ll miss

by: Simon HillDecember 2, 2014
If you’re thinking about ditching your Android for an iPhone, you need to stop, take a breath, and think about what you’re throwing away. There are some special things about Android that you’re going to miss once they’re gone.
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Anatomy of a smartphone launch

by: Simon HillNovember 13, 2014
How does a smartphone go from conception to launch? We take a look at the process for unveiling a new smartphone, and explain why we hear about some months in advance, while others hit the stores within days.
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ARM’s mission to improve gaming on mobile

by: Simon HillNovember 5, 2014
With its technology in 95% of today’s smartphones, it’s clear that ARM has a big part to play. Luckily the company has a storied history in the gaming world that dates back to the BBC Micro. It was ARM processors inside the ill-fated 3DO console, the first mobile to feature a game (Snake on the Nokia 6110), and a string of handhelds including the GBA, DS, 3DS, and the PlayStation Vita.
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Samsung is falling, but who is rising?

by: Simon HillNovember 5, 2014
Things aren’t looking very positive at Samsung right now, but who are the players responsible? Is the rise of LG, Xiaomi, and Lenovo, not to mention Apple’s continued success, actually dragging Samsung down?
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What does Apple Pay mean for Android?

by: Simon HillOctober 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?

by: Simon HillOctober 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?

by: Simon HillOctober 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

by: Simon HillOctober 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

by: Simon HillSeptember 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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