Android Central's Best of 2021 Awards

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Just when we thought 2020 was a lot to handle, along came 2021. But you know what? We made it to the finish line, and that deserves a celebration. To honor the companies that have kept us entertained, productive, and even awed throughout the year, we've compiled a list of our favorite products and services this year. From streaming media to Android phones, from smartwatches to tablets, and all the gadgets and gizmos that make our lives easier.

Join us in congratulating our Best of 2021 Android Central Award winners. We're betting that you'll agree with many of these picks as well!

Best Android Phones of 2021

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Tablet, Smartwatch & Fitness Tracker

Best Chromebooks

Smart home & gadgets

Apps & Services

Jeramy Johnson

Jeramy is the Editor-in-Chief of Android Central. He is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.

  • Are these paid endorsements like a lot of the 'articles' on AC or a true opinion not influenced by cash? No response will suggest the former.
  • Probably a mix of both.
  • any other end of year awards...
  • While we may earn affiliate revenue if you make a purchase from one of the links listed, all of these choices are based on our experiences with the products and voting we conducted within our entire team. None of these choices were sponsored or paid for.
  • Now if he doesn't respond and at least acknowledge that you responded, we'll know the real intent of his question...
  • You have chosen a U.S based VPN as your overall pick which is a really irresponsible thing to do.
  • For the Tab S7 FE to be the 'best Android Tablet' of the year is a hilarious dunk on the concept of Android tablets. Crappy, overpriced, under specced nonsense.
  • Thanks Jennifer for your honesty and insight!
  • PLEASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEE...NO Pixel on the planet qualifies to be the best at anything except "maybe" top crown for the most hardware flaws OOB!