Simon Hill(296 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 design: the good, the bad, and the ugly

by: Simon HillMay 9, 2014
With the mobile design team head leaving the company this week, we decided it would be a good time to take a look at some of Samsung’s smartphone designs over the years.
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Conflicting forces: can Samsung and Google get along?

by: Simon HillMay 9, 2014
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.
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Game of clones: a look at Android’s cloning and piracy problems

by: Simon HillMay 2, 2014
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?
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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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