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So... no replacement for micro USB ever in Europe?

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So... no replacement for micro USB ever in Europe?
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I would not put it that dramatically. If there is a good reason then I'm sure it is possible to get some other common port accepted replacing microusb over some time. That would need a good reason to though. Micro USB has its issues but in general it's kinda ok compromise. They might, perhaps come up with some kind of optional addon though to that for increasing either max allowed current draw or voltage. Ideally 12 V, 2A should cover most tablet / smartphones power needs. Say, some kind of optional additional "power" pin carrying that voltage.
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post #43 of 80
Well they should use a universal plug for charging laptops first.

Make it all 12V, and use 4 or more pins instead of the crappy round ones.
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I would not put it that dramatically. If there is a good reason then I'm sure it is possible to get some other common port accepted replacing microusb over some time. That would need a good reason to though. Micro USB has its issues but in general it's kinda ok compromise. They might, perhaps come up with some kind of optional addon though to that for increasing either max allowed current draw or voltage. Ideally 12 V, 2A should cover most tablet / smartphones power needs. Say, some kind of optional additional "power" pin carrying that voltage.
Micro USB tends to be fragile, which is my only real concern. I've had a couple of connectors start to break and it's really annoying.
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Sigh...am I the only one who sees this as a bad thing*snip*. rolleyes.gif

Probably, yeah. I can't think of any other connector I've seen recently apart from the Apple one for Apple, and m-usb for every other tech device I've used in the last few years
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Well I don't want a cheap connector like that on a phone which I pay big for especially since some of that money is to make it feel like a luxury product.
Any high end phone should have a good connector and yes I'm all for a universal charger but then don't make it a $ 0,10 connector

Again, price is totally irrelevant. You're not getting that. Apple's propitiatory connector will cost $0.10 to make, the issue is that they park it up substantially and people seem to think "Oh, this costs $20, it must be good and of good quality" when, in reality, it's no more quality than any other.

Also, I've been using multiple handheld devices for years, like many others, and I've yet to break a connector (except those ridiculously small, needle thin power connectors - those can DIAF), so once again the cost of something does not equate to it's value in society.

And I'm sorry but if you spend $800 on a phone that's up to you, but I buy it for the tech, not to feel like I've got some luxury product... Couldn't be more pretentious. You want luxury, buy a solid gold phone with a titanium power connector... otherwise kthanx but we'll all welcome the introduction of open standards.
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post #47 of 80
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Well they should use a universal plug for charging laptops first.

Make it all 12V, and use 4 or more pins instead of the crappy round ones.

I would have no problem with MagSafe becoming an industry standard.
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post #48 of 80
The way I understand it is that they want one standard connector, which is applicable to all devices at once, but not between generations.

Say, this generation's most popular is micro USB. In 3 years, perhaps it's another kind, so they'll decide on that and standarise that one.

Not that it's going to stick around forever.
   
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post #49 of 80
Am i the only one that has never had any microUSB break? Have been using it for a few years now and never had any problems with it.
    
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post #50 of 80
Well apparently Apple phones are the most used by far here in Sweden yet not a single zombie has a charger for one.
Since mUSB is welll universal it's obvious everyone have one or at least should have one.

If mUSB3.0 would come it'd be just dandy.thumb.gif
(not that one with mUSB+side attached fetus connection.
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