Although many devices still use USB 2.0 to transfer data, the USB Promoter Group announced that it has completed the USB 3.1 Specification. Offering up to 10 Gbps bandwidth it looks set to replace Intel’s Thunderbolt which has seen a slow adoption rate throughout the industry.
You can also use it to charge mobile devices like laptop and smartphones
Perhaps the most interesting development is the ability to deliver up to 100 watts, a massive increase compared to the current maximum of 10 watts. This means we could see a new generation of low-power devices such as notebooks, tablets and phones that can be charged over USB instead of proprietary chargers.
Edited by FCSElite - 8/3/13 at 5:58am