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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Two things Android Wear needs to be successful

by: Simon HillApril 30, 2014
What are the potential strengths and the weaknesses of Google's Android Wear program? We take a look at what it really needs to succeed - some killer apps and some fashion sense.
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MediaTek is riding high, how far can it go?

by: Simon HillApril 25, 2014
MediaTek has a very healthy SoC business and it's looking to expand, but can it compete with the dominance of Qualcomm? We take a look at MediaTek's history and its prospects.
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10 things you can do with your old Android phone

by: Simon HillApril 25, 2014
So you’ve decided to upgrade and you’re unsure what to do with your old Android smartphone. You could sell it, donate it, or repurpose it. We’ve got plenty of ideas for you right here.
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Google needs to tackle its app discovery problem

by: Simon HillApril 23, 2014
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.
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What does Android TV need to do to conquer your living room?

by: Simon HillApril 14, 2014
Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV are competing for your attention. How could Android TV trump them all? Here's our wish list.
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What do you really want in your new phone?

by: Simon HillApril 10, 2014
Are you excited about bezel-less smartphones, 4K displays, and biometrics or do you think they're over-hyped gimmicks? Would you prefer some solid improvements to your phone's core features. We ask what you're really looking for in your next device.
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Thermostats, robots, and the perfect world map: 12 months of Google acquisitions

by: Simon HillApril 4, 2014
Google has fingers in a whole lot of pies, but how many of them are going to deliver a tasty treat? We take a look at all the major investments and acquisitions that Google has made over the last year and delve into the potential implications.
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A look at the Android world outside of Google’s control

by: Simon HillApril 3, 2014
There is a massive Android ecosystem that doesn't depend on Google and it’s growing rapidly. Is there a danger that Google could lose control of Android? We take a look at what it all means.
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Are carrier-free SIM cards on the way?

by: Simon HillMarch 21, 2014
A relaxing of the rules relating to carrier locked SIM cards in the Netherlands hit the news recently. We take a look at what it actually means and examine the potential benefits of this move and how it could go further to create some real carrier competition.
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How T-Mobile and John Legere are shaking things up

by: Simon HillMarch 20, 2014
T-Mobile under John Legere has been taking the fight to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. The "Uncarrier" is making good progress and injecting some much-needed competition into the market. We take a look at its moves over the last year.
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