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Simon Hill

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.

Simon's Posts

Looking back at CES: Brands to watch out for in 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.
by Simon HillJanuary 19, 20159

Samsung’s tough year ahead

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 ...
by Simon HillJanuary 15, 201543

When competition is bad for consumers

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 ...
by Simon HillJanuary 7, 201553

Android 2014: A year in review

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?
by Simon HillDecember 30, 201414

The most influential smartphones of all time

Which smartphones had the greatest impact on the market and influenced the direction of smartphone design? Behold the most influential smartphones of all time.
by Simon HillDecember 18, 2014113

The battle for the connected home

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 ...
by Simon HillDecember 11, 20148

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

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?
by Simon HillDecember 5, 201460

If you switch to iPhone, here’s what you’ll miss

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 ...
by Simon HillDecember 2, 2014397

Anatomy of a smartphone launch

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 ...
by Simon HillNovember 13, 20143

ARM’s mission to improve gaming on mobile

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 ...
by Simon HillNovember 5, 201421
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