Foldable displays and fast refresh rates are all fine and dandy, but it's time for Samsung to take a step back and bring the masses something that will improve their day-to-day life. Call it MagSafe 2.0, or make up a name for it, but we want to see a MagSafe-like family of accessories released in 2021.
YouTube is the biggest video site in the world and a massive platform for movies, music, marketing, and misinformation. And after years of YouTube trying and failing to do what is needed, 2021 needs to be a big year for YouTube.
There are a ton of great options for prepaid plans whether you need something simple or want as many features as possible. While there are some great values with just the basics, it's the carriers that have been able to offer more to their customers that have really stood out.
If you bought a budget Android phone in 2020, chances are it came with a bunch of cameras. That might look like a good feature on paper, but if we want low-cost cameras to get better in 2021, companies need to focus on quality over quantity.
Ray-tracing is more than just a buzzword. Even in the early days of games scheduled to release in 2021, it's taking an important role in improving overall image quality in ways that don't detract from overall game design.
2020 welcomed cloud gaming as a new player in entertainment. Services like Xbox Game Pass contain an impressive library of games, some of which have mobile ports on the Play Store, but I have to wonder if we'll see less games ported to mobile because of cloud gaming.
Amazon was among the first big tech companies to popularize the idea of a smart virtual assistant. The company is arguably still the leader in the home, but it has struggled to find success for Alexa outside in the wider world. In 2021, I'd like to see Amazon takes steps to set my favorite virtual assistant free and make her a truly useful option on the go.
High-quality, reliable internet is necessary now more than ever before. It's needed for work, entertainment, and education, to keep everyone and everything connected. However, in most cases, living in a rural area means that you don't get fast, reliable internet — I know I don't. I'm hoping that 2021 and 5G can make some real progress in resolving this issue that's gone on far too long.
With major competitors like Amazon, Apple, and Google pledging and promoting more sustainable products and practices, it's time for tech behemoth Samsung to show how it's leading the charge to a greener future in 2021 and beyond. Out of all of the Android OEMs and tech giants, no one else has as much to gain, or the ability to make as much of a difference, as Samsung.
Between the Galaxy S20, Z Fold 2, and more, Samsung had a pretty fantastic 2020 — but don't call the company perfect. As we head into 2021, here are a few ways we'd like to see Samsung improve throughout the new year.
Google TV is one of the best products Google's released in a long time. It's pretty amazing in its current form, but as we head into 2021, Google needs to prove that it's serious about keeping Google TV around for the long haul.
While millions of workers, students, and businesses weren't ready for an abrupt rush to remote work this year, Google's years of dedication to Chrome OS and its uniquely simplified deployment paid off in 2020 and then some.