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« on: January 31, 2020, 04:05:19 pm »

The EU has voted overwhelmingly in favor of standardized charging

Is it finally time to end the reign of the Lightning connector?



What you need to know


The European Parliament voted to force phone manufacturers to use a common charging standard.
Apple is the lone manufacturer not using USB-C for phone charging.
The European Commission must now write the laws that would be enforcable in the EU.


The European Union has officially encouraged phone manufacturers to use a common standard for ports and charging cords, but one major manufacturer never seemed to get the message. Now Reuters reports that the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly, 582-40, to encourage the European Commission, the law-making body for the EU, to adopt new regulations to force the issue. European lawmakers say that the Commission should adopt the new regulations by the summer.

Of course, this leaves much undetermined, and that singular manufacturer is sure to raise a legal stink. Android manufactuers have almost entirely adopted the USB-C port standard on flagship d...

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