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« on: January 17, 2020, 04:05:20 pm »

The EU wants to mandate USB-C ports on smartphones

Previously a suggestion, now heading towards a compulsion.



What you need to know


The EU is moving towards mandating USB-C adoption on electronics.
The bloc had previously adopted a voluntary directive back in 2014, but the results were less than satisfactory.
Now, USB-C might be made a mandatory inclusion irrespective of the price-point or OEM.


USB-C is more or less a standard in 2020. Smartphones like the Pixel 4 come with it, Apple's iPads have adopted it, and even laptops are powered with USB-C ports. Yet, while it's everywhere, it's not entirely ubiquitous. Some lower-end devices from brands as storied as Huawei and Nokia still ship with Micro-USB ports. So while it's a standard on all flagships, it hasn't reached the saturation point where the EU is satisfied.

The bloc had pushed for the establishment of a common charging standard that would fit "all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices" back in 2014, and adopted a policy of gently nudging ind...

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