With the coronavirus pandemic already active, you’d think consumer electronics firms will be hunkering down and avoiding any major changes. Instead, they appear to have soared to the challenge, launching a slew of innovative offerings that have proven to be very helpful for those of us stuck at home. Remote employment, for example, is much simpler because we have access to cheap, versatile computers, and the boom in home wellness technology has resulted in innovative new developments right when we’re trying to resist going to the gym. Meanwhile, more outlandish concepts like foldable phones offer us plenty to anticipate until we’re all back out and around.
For redefining how streaming in televisions. can work
Instead of stressing separate applications, Google’s Chromecast with Google TV streaming platform puts content first, with a single menu which pulls in movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, and more. Apple CEO Tim Cook once claimed that “the future of TV is apps,” but Google seems to have a fundamentally different idea: Instead of focusing separate apps, its Chromecast with Google TV streaming software puts content first, with a single menu which pulls in movies and shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Although other firms have attempted to create similar manuals, Google’s is the most reliable and well-coordinated to date, and it isn’t exclusive to Google hardware. This year, the same basic viewing guide would be available on smart TVs as well as other streaming platforms, eventually revolutionizing how we access an ever-increasing array of streaming services.
For always keeping a step ahead of the competition.
Unlike the majority of the firms on this list, Apple gets praise for a number of risky bets rather than just one significant breakthrough. It’s attacking the PC market from two angles: first, with Apple-powered Macs, and then, by bringing cursor and trackpad functionality to the iPad. Apple’s AirPods Pro fended off a surge of would-be competitors by combining noise cancellation with a sleek design, and the Apple Watch Series 6 adds blood oxygen sensors and a brighter, always-on monitor to an already-untouchable lead in smartwatch technology. Apple also found time to enter the burgeoning mid-range mobile market with the iPhone SE, a $399 handset with image quality and processing capacity comparable to Apple’s latest flagships. Some tech critics claim that without Steve Jobs, Apple lost its creative edge, but after nearly a decade later, there is a mountain of proof to the contrary.
3. Samsung Electronics
For approaching mobiles and earbuds in a new light
When Samsung’s first foldable handset, the Galaxy Fold, was released in 2019, it soon became a laughingstock due to a slew of design flaws, prompting the issue of whether it will be a one-off experiment. Samsung, on the other hand, did not abandon the concept of a handset that could turn into a notebook, and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 from last year was a big move forward. Samsung improved the device with a stronger frame, a wider exterior panel, more robust display glass, and better multitasking software the second time around, earning it universal praise from gadget reviewers. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is still a pricey handset at $2,000, but it looks more like a finished device than a concept, and it provides the best argument yet for foldable technology. Samsung has defied expectations for its Galaxy Buds Live earbuds, which do not dangle from your earlobes or match into your ear canal. The bean-shaped buds feel smaller and less obtrusive by sitting alongside the counter of your outer ear, without losing sound quality.
For providing much-needed competitiveness to the laptop industry
Purchasing a laptop used to imply enduring poor results and a short battery life. That changed with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, which offer excellent battery life and surprising gaming efficiency even in mid-range laptops like Lenovo’s IdeaPad Flex 5 and HP’s Envy x360. AMD brought a jolt of innovation to the laptop industry by undercutting rivals on price without losing results, just as more people wanted laptops for working or studying from home. The corporation is benefiting from it as well: According to a survey released last fall by Mercury Research, AMD’s processor market share is at its highest level since 2007.
For resolving yet more of our jumbled-phone woes
Corning insists on strengthening the material against drops in most recent models of Gorilla Glass so that products like Samsung’s Galaxy Note series don’t crack as they strike the pavement. Corning, on the other hand, paid attention to surface scratching with last year’s Gorilla Glass Victus, claiming double the scratch tolerance of its previous show glass while also enhancing drop resistance. It’s a crucial improvement because even though you don’t mind the scratches, they distort the glass and raise the chances of a major split from potential drops. Corning’s discovery of the world’s first translucent, color-free glass ceramic, known as Ceramic Shield, was also illuminated at Apple’s iPhone 12 announcement. Ceramic crystals are embedded in the bottle. In drop measures, reviewers claimed that the screen was “virtually indestructible.” Corning’s Specialty Materials company produced $570 million in revenue in the 3rd quarter of 2020, and its initiatives are moving us closer to a world without the need for a bulky case and screen protector.