Simon Hill(298 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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Samsung + Blackberry: pros and cons

by: Simon HillJanuary 23, 2015
A fresh round of rumors about Samsung acquiring BlackBerry, or at least forming a closer partnership, have been sweeping the tech press. What are the pros and cons of a deal?
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Looking back at CES: Brands to watch out for in 2015

by: Simon HillJanuary 19, 2015
We take a look at some of the brands on the rise from CES 2015 and what they're doing to get ahead in Android. Step inside for a close up of Alcatel, BLU, Lenovo, ZTE, and others.
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Samsung’s tough year ahead

by: Simon HillJanuary 15, 2015
We take a look back at 2014, the challenges that lie ahead, and ask what's at stake for Samsung. Will the Galaxy S6 turn its fortunes around? How will it cope with the competition from Xiaomi and others.
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When competition is bad for consumers

by: Simon HillJanuary 7, 2015
Competition is supposed to drive innovation and quality up as it drives prices down, but that's not always the case. Focusing on what rivals are doing and refusing to collaborate on standards is bad for consumers.
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Android 2014: A year in review

by: Simon HillDecember 30, 2014
As 2014 draws to a close we take a look back at the year that was for Android. What was the important news, what were the big releases, what surprised, disappointed, or delighted us?
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The most influential smartphones of all time

by: Simon HillDecember 18, 2014
Which smartphones had the greatest impact on the market and influenced the direction of smartphone design? Behold the most influential smartphones of all time.
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The battle for the connected home

by: Simon HillDecember 11, 2014
The lack of progress on the smart home front is frustrating as self-interest ensures fragmentation is a major problem right now. Google and Apple are taking different approaches to home automation, but who will connect the pieces?
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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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