microUSB is the new Mobile Phone Charging Standard

microusb-standard-chargerFor the last few years the GSM Association has been trying to get a charging standard across all mobile phones. Finally, the new standard has emerged with microUSB being the new way to connect a charger to your mobile phone. The roll out will start in Europe over the next few years where the large manufacturers which includes LG, Motorola, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Research in Motion, NEX, Qualcomm and TI. Strangely enough, there is no mention of HTC who have become big in the smart phone race. However, I believe that most, if not all, of their phones already use the microUSB standard to charge.

Although it’s nothing to get overly excited about, it does mean that if you happen to get a new phone then you will always be able to charge via a USB cable rather then having a bunch of pesky power leads lying around your home which don’t get used that often. From personal experience I know it’s annoying to have a Nokia, LG and HTC phone in the house and each of them needing separate wires to charge.

It seems right now that the phones included with in this scheme are smartphones only with the basic type phones still using regular chargers.

Via: Ubergizmo & UnwiredView

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