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.
The vast majority of revenue in the app stores comes from freemium apps now, it is the winning model, but what are the advantages and disadvantages? Should we be happy about it? Is it good for consumers or developers?
Sony’s flagship Xperia Z smartphone line marries cutting edge hardware with premium style, but if you’re shopping for Sony in the US your options are horribly limited. What’s going on? Why can't Americans buy the latest Sony smartphones?
How do Android Wear and the new Silver program fit into Samsung’s grand plan for world domination of the consumer electronics market? It looked like a Google vs Samsung battle had been averted a while back, but there could be more trouble on the horizon.
Game of clones: a look at Android’s cloning and piracy problems
The number of Flappy Bird clones highlighted just how prevalent the practice of copying successful games is. But where is the line between copying and pirating? How serious is the problem and what is being done?
Android has really matured as a platform, but why is app discovery still such a problem? It’s not just that it’s difficult for indie developers to get noticed, the user experience in the Play Store is awful. The search functionality is poor and there’s a lack of curation.