The year is pretty much over, as far as the tech world is concerned. Just about every major product that’s been announced is available to buy in time for the holidays.
But 2017 is almost here, and we’re expecting a bunch of cool new products. Below you’ll find the most important gadgets likely to launch next year.
Keep in mind this isn’t a comprehensive list, and it doesn’t account for the surprises we’ll likely see in 2017. But these are the gadgets we think you should be the most excited about.
While we don’t know too much about the device, Samsung has announced that it will include a new digital assistant powered by Viv the artificial intelligence startup Samsung bought earlier this year. Oh, and Viv was founded by the same people who built Siri.
The company recently filed a patent for such a device fueling speculation that it’s coming soon.
There have been some scattered reports that Samsung may abandon the Note altogether in 2017. But if the Note does make its return, then expect to see it in the fall.
The new iPad models will focus on the Pro line, with improvements to the Apple Pencil stylus and new screen sizes.
Bloomberg’s Gurman reported, that Apple has considered adding the new USB-C port to the iMac lineup, which makes sense since the company’s other computers are adopting the new standard too.
However, there haven’t been any solid reports on the timing of a new iMac.
The so-called iPhone 8 is said to have an all-glass design, an organic LED display for better images, no home button, new screen sizes, and more. We’ve also reported that Apple is working on built in augmented reality features think Pokemon Go, but for all kinds of apps — but that might not make it into the next phone.
2017 will mark the iPhone’s tenth birthday, so expect Apple to go all out to mark the occasion.
Although there haven’t been any reports on what Google is planning for 2017’s Pixel phone, the company’s hardware ambitions are just getting started. It’s more than reasonable to expect another great Pixel phone from Google in the fall of 2017.
The so-called Andromeda OS will also power a new kind of laptop built by Google, according to Android Police.
The computer is expected to launch in the fall of 2017 and show off Google’s vision for the future of Chrome books. The laptop is said to work as both a tablet and traditional laptop and have a lot of power under the hood.