One of the big announcements from the IFA mobile tech event in Berlin today was the official unveiling of the LG V30, the latest flagship from Korean tech company. And boy, was it a doozy. Early info on the device from multiple sources is that it looks and feels well made, has a ton of features, and improves in some significant ways on their previous flagship the LG G6 (which is a fine phone in its own right) – in fact, it could very well be the best smartphone that LG has ever made.
Since Android Oreo is now announced and will be hitting more Pixel devices today allegedly, let’s talk about software updates and how crucial you might consider them to be. I own a Pixel and so I really enjoy having the monthly security updates as well as major OS releases sent to me over the air as soon as they are available. Use the poll below and cast your vote!
In a recent press release from LG, they are making a point of highlighting the audio experience that their new V30 mobile smartphone is scheduled to provide. Included in the new features are digital filters and sound presets. These should dramatically improve the audio being sent out via the headphone jack.
The LG V30 quad DAC and sound filter menus
We are very excited for the launch of the V30 – we hope to have a review unit soon and really put this device through its paces. You can check out the official press release here and read up on one of the great features of this phone. An official announcement is expected on August 31, 2017.
And the second episode of the Silicon Theory podcast should now be available, and this one is a doozy. We round up all the early reviews of the newly launched Essential phone and discuss what people are experiencing. We also talk a bit about what the “stock” Android experience is like now, since that’s one of the more attractive features of this new device as well.
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Greetings fellow tech seekers – the newest episode of the the Silicon Theory podcast is uploaded and should be available on all podcasting platforms shortly. In it, Sean P and I give our take on the Galaxy Note 8 launch announcement, and what our thoughts are on this device including: specs, what its place might be in the current Samsung line up, and if the phone is too bloody expensive. Make sure you subscribe to the pod wherever you get your podcasts. This is the 1st part of a 2 part pod…the 2nd part will be dropping soon!
Sean P. and I are going to spend some time talking about the Note 8 on the next Silicon Theory podcast, and while the Note will have the best of everything, do you think it’s $950 (and over $1,000 after taxes) price tag is worth it?
Sound off in the comments and let us know! We will discuss the comments we get on air during the pod.
For those of you readers who own one of these 2 new devices from Motorola, Silicon Theory is hosting a giveaway for you! The winner of the contest will win one of the lightweight Outback cases from Urban Armor Gear which will fit either device. If you love technology (and free stuff!) as much as we do, then read on for more details as to how you can win!
I’ll be clear – I’m very picky when it comes to my choice in smartphone cases. I’ve owned more phones than I care to count at this point, and protecting my device is something I take pretty seriously. As phone and phone displays have gotten larger, in stark contrast, I tend to prefer the more minimalistic cases. These cases typically feature a smaller amount of protection, but allow you to retain more of the original look and feel of the device. A single drop with my old Nexus 6P changed my outlook on all that however; and so I sought out more coverage and protection for my Pixel XL. This Plasma case from UAG is a good compromise between protection and svelte style.
The next flagship from Samsung was announced today, and its jam packed with specs and other things. If you bypassed the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and were holding out for the Note, its almost here – it comes at a price, but it’s here at least. Read on for what you need to know to get this new Note!
We are very much looking forward to the anticpated launch of the Galaxy Note 8 tomorrow – much of this information has leaked already, and to be honest, its very much like the Galaxy S8 Plus so….there’s not a ton of news coming out. For those of you who do still enjoy a nice S-Pen and are looking forward to Samsung’s take on a dual camera setup, stay tuned to us here at Silicon Theory as we will bring you all of the important stuff from the launch announcement.