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

Now that OnePlus 2 invites are gone, what’s next for OnePlus?

When it first burst onto the scene OnePlus caused quite a stir in the industry, offering an amazing package of specs for an eye-catchingly low fee, but the market has shifted since ...
Simon HillDecember 11, 2015

Now that we take Huawei seriously, what’s next for the Chinese giant?

It looks as though the Nexus 6P will be a big hit for Huawei. The Google partnership could really boost the company’s fortunes, but much depends on what comes next. Where is Huawei ...
Simon HillNovember 4, 2015

Android + Chrome OS: four big questions

Google may be planning to fold the Chrome OS into Android, going all-in on the dominant mobile platform. Why is it making this move, what will happen to Chrome OS, and what will the ...
Simon HillOctober 30, 2015

Near-death experience: the uncertain future of Sony, HTC, and Motorola

As margins get squeezed amid falling prices, and real innovation is in short supply, there are some big name Android OEMs in serious trouble. Could we see Sony, HTC, and Motorola ...
Simon HillOctober 12, 2015

Is the Nexus 5X a good deal?

The popular Nexus 5 finally has a successor, but does it offer the same kind of value for money? Is the Nexus 5X the kind of deal you can’t afford to pass up, or has the market moved on ...
Simon HillOctober 6, 2015

Six-pack of tablets and the iPad Pro: the tablet market is polarizing

What is happening with tablets? At one end of the market we have Apple with the iPad Pro, and at the other there’s Amazon with a $50 Fire tablet. Is polarization the inevitable future ...
Simon HillSeptember 25, 2015

Could Xiaomi end up being a victim of its own success?

Low cost smartphones are flooding the market, but with limited profits can they maintain this push? As competitors rush to emulate Xiaomi’s success the long term viability is far from ...
Simon HillSeptember 14, 2015

The traditional flagship is sinking, but don’t count it out just yet

Why pay $700 or $800 for a new flagship phone when you can get something with similar specs for half that price? Is the age of the carrier contract and traditional expensive flagship ...
Simon HillAugust 28, 2015

What is the BlackBerry Venice all about? Should anyone care?

Do you believe in the BlackBerry Venice? A new slider phone with a large screen and a physical keyboard running near stock Android with all BlackBerry’s services and apps. What is ...
Simon HillAugust 24, 2015

Why is Marshmallow dubbed Android 6.0? Is it worthy of such a big version jump?

Why did Google decide to make Marshmallow version 6.0 of Android? Should number jumps indicate a bigger leap of features or aesthetic? We take a look at the possible reasons for ...
Simon HillAugust 19, 2015
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