As an elite leader in the consumer electronics space, it's easy to hold Samsung to a different set of standards. They have historically been able to keep up with and occasionally surpass the likes of Google, Apple, and a litany of TV manufacturers in certain aspects, but that doesn't mean they aren't without flaws.
And after getting a sneak peek of everything they are bringing to Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, they have once again exposed one of their most significant flaws, a forced ecosystem.
During media days at CES 2018, they put on their highly-anticipated press conference for media only, giving a very up-tempo and visually pleasing keynote on everything they are bringing. Last year, they had a focus on improving their tech with no direction other than "it is bigger, better, faster" especially when looking at their QLED announcement.