Simon Hill(289 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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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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Chromecast and its competitors: what are your options?

by: Simon HillMarch 20, 2014
As Chromecast spreads beyond the US border we take a look at what it can do, how it measures up to the competition, and what’s on the horizon in this space. Should you buy Chromecast now, or wait for something better?
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How does Google get Android into cars?

by: Simon HillMarch 13, 2014
The next battleground for platform dominance looks set to be cars. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will clash with offerings from Apple, Microsoft, and others. How can Android secure a place in your automobile?
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Brace yourself for a new wave of Android wearables

by: Simon HillMarch 12, 2014
The wearable technology market is starting to take off with a wave of fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart glasses on the way. Now Google is about to release an Android wearables SDK we take a look at what it means, how quickly wearables could take off, what's on the horizon right now, and ask whether Google might be tempted to weigh in with some hardware of its own.
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How Nokia’s Android X phones could backfire

by: Simon HillMarch 5, 2014
What is Nokia thinking? Can its Android X phone line-up really act as a gateway drug for Windows Phone, or is this experiment set to end in disaster? We take a look at the best case scenario for Nokia and Microsoft, before pointing out the flaws.
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