[Rumors] What’s coming up next?

While we enter a bit of a doldrums phase, what with most of the early device launches over and Google I/O recently ending.   That doesn’t mean there is a shortage of phones coming on the horizon though…some of them are even shaping up to be pretty cool.

While we work up our 2016 Buyers Guide for the first half of the year, check out some of the latest rumors of what’s to come…


Moto Z (Moto X 2016)

It looks like Motorola via Lenovo will be coming out with some wild stuff.  Whether its good or bad remains to be seen, but first we had the info on the new Moto G devices, and now the latest talk is that the Moto X line will be replaced by the Moto Z.  AndroidPIT has some info and a few pics here. Whether or not this is going to be as solid a phone as the Moto X Pure Edition was in 2015 remains to be seen…but one thing is for sure – Lenovo is doing things with Motorola that no one saw coming.

OnePlus 3

For a startup who’s motto is “Never Settle,” OnePlus has made some unusual choices in their devices.  The OnePlus 1 was an intriguing device, and the OnePlus 2 went to a different place, removing NFC and wireless charging but sporting a USB-C connection port.  Android Authority did a great comparison of the 2 devices head to head here, a solid read on what OnePlus has done before.  While their device releases have mostly been a mixed bag of annoying and downright embarrassing, the OnePlus 3 rumors paint a picture of a solid device that can be a great value.  We are rapidly approaching their launch announcement, and some details can be found via TechRadar at this link.  While the design leaks have it looking like a HTC 10 clone, OnePlus does have a track record of putting out devices that sport some really nice features and a really good price point.

Samsung Note 6

If you’re a fan of the Note line from Samsung, as my partner Sean P is, you’ll probably be REALLY excited for the rumors about the upcoming Note 6.  Taking some of the best features of the terrific Galaxy S7 line, and making it bigger and badder can’t be terrible, right?  Things like a 4000mah battery, a whopping 6GB of RAM, and IP68 water resistance are just a start.  There are even rumors of as many as 4 versions of this guy floating around.  Check out some of the details from Forbes here.   Even more rumors can be found from Android Authority at this link.

So there you have it…some great rumors about some upcoming devices.  We’ll probably touch a bit more on these in an upcoming Silicon Theory Podcast, so keep an eye out for more news on that to come.

[Podcast] Silicon Theory Podcast, episode 3

Hey everyone,

The 3rd episode of the Silicon Theory Podcast is published, and now available via iTunes, Google Play Music, and SoundCloud.  We discuss the major items from the 2016 Google I/O event, and our thoughts on what was good, what was “meh,” and what was our biggest disappointment from the event.  Check it out, and if you liked it, be sure to subscribe on your favorite platform, leave a review, and check out the other 2 episodes as well.

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[Podcast] New Silicon Theory pod coming…

The next episode of the Silicon Theory podcast has been recorded and is coming soon to an RSS feed near you.  Now that Day 1 and the keynote of the 2016 Google I/O event is in the books, we share our thoughts on the major announcements, and discuss a major disappointment from the keynote.  If you are invested in the Android ecosystem or are interested in tech in general, you’ve got to check this episode out.  You can also get a preview of some of our thoughts on our Twitter feed.  Look for the new episode to drop in the next day or so!

[Podcast] The Silicon Theory podcast, episode 2

It’s here!  Just in time for the weekend, we of Silicon Theory have a new podcast for you to listen to.  We tackle the direction of Apple, discuss if Steve Jobs and Elon Musk have anything in common in the popular mentality, and float some rumors about the next iPhone.  Check it out (and tell a friend!) – if you like our work, please feel free to leave us reviews on iTunes or Google Play Music or drop us a line at silicontheory@gmail.com and let us know if you have ideas for a future podcast.

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[Podcast] New Silicon Theory podcast coming soon!

Hey all,

Just a quick note that episode 2 of the pod has been recorded and will be available soon.  In it, we touch upon the past and present of Apple as a company, and some thoughts on what might be in store for them in the future.  It is jam packed with a bunch of great insight, so if you are an Apple fan or user of their products, be sure to check it out.  We are on iTunes, Google Play, and SoundCloud.

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