RTL8710 Replacement for ESP8266?

Is the RTL8710 a Replacement for the ESP8266?
Is the RTL8710 a Replacement for the ESP8266?

Early reports might suggest the RTL8710 is a newer and better replacement for the ESP8266.  Does anyone want to see us build a RTL8710 in the footprint of a Particle Electron for easy interface to the complete ControlEverything.com product line?  Sporting a USB connector for in-circuit programming, this little gem might be a fun way to power your next IoT application!  We're working on it!