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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Because having a standard is unnecesary and doesn't help anyone. It's pointless regulation.

A self-adopted standard is different though.

Plus Micro USB sucks, miniUSB is more common and better.
European Union proposed this and phone companies agreed. And me too.


I find Mini-USB to be too big these days, since phones are not 20mm thick anymore. Micro-USB is rated to last 10 000 plug-unplug cylcles when Mini-USB 5 000.

But even now, Phone companies can still add their proprietary charging ports as an extra.
My Nokia 6720c supports Micro-USB charging but i just keep using the quick charger.


This is good news if you like to travel.
post #32 of 73
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Originally Posted by Ikon View Post
European Union proposed this and phone companies agreed. And me too.


I find Mini-USB to be too big these days, since phones are not 20mm thick anymore. Micro-USB is rated to last 10 000 plug-unplug cylcles when Mini-USB 5 000.

But even now, Phone companies can still add their proprietary charging ports as an extra.
My Nokia 6720c supports Micro-USB charging but i just keep using the quick charger.


This is good news if you like to travel.
This.

Phones have to become slimmer/smaller, not bigger.

EDIT : Wait. Let me rephrase. Hardware density has to increase not decrease.
Edited by Xenthos - 1/6/11 at 2:20am
post #33 of 73
I already use a micro USB so won't notice the difference, good point though Mootsfox. I think most people will feel that it is just reinforcing what a lot of people are already doing.
post #34 of 73
Really ought to be mini usb... micro usb is totally pointless in 99% of uses... It isnt all that much smaller, but its a lot more fragile. Oh well.

This is still a good move. Ever since i got my glalaxy S with its micro usb ive been carrying a tiny little mini b to micro convernet just because there are mini b's eveeeerywhere and no one has micros. Not as convienient as my G1 with its mini b, but its fine If you have one of these little 10 cent adaptors.

Besides, if everyone starts using micro, it wont be an issue in a year.
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I had a micro usb phone and the port got loose in a couple of months. My current phone is using mini-usb and the port seems to be rock-solid.
   
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post #36 of 73
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My brother has the Samsung Captivate, his microUSB charger always falls out of the slot. Even when fully plugged in. I found it rather annoying and he even asked me if there was a fix for it.
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I read that alot of manufacturers in the UK and products imported to the UK will have either a new microUSB or have an "Adapter" with their proprietary cable.

Like you say, its a while ago i read this, so ill edit when i find source.

Personally i tried to get everything to miniUSB, and i did I had 1 charger that could charge all my devices since it was one of those usb to wall outlet

I have this samsung one, but the UK version of it


And i had 1 cable left with that, and 1 cable in my bag when im at uni.



And now they go changing it
Edited by DeepEmbrace - 1/6/11 at 3:48am
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Really wish more companies would standardize a common interface. I'm sick of have to dig out a proprietary cable every time I need to charge something.
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It's amazing how many people don't read articles. 4 comments saying "Apple will never do that, or maybe do an adapter". If you had read the article, you'll see that Apple will be sticking with their propriety 30-pin dock connector, but having it go into an adapter that'll accept the micro-USB adapter so that it'll have the same standard as everyone else.

With that being said, does that mean Europe will now have longer charger cords for their iPhone than the US? I hate when I get a phone call while my phone is almost dead and on the charger. Cord is 3 feet long and I have to practically stick my head under my desk.
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My brother has the Samsung Captivate, his microUSB charger always falls out of the slot. Even when fully plugged in. I found it rather annoying and he even asked me if there was a fix for it.
I have the Captivate. Tell him to make sure he's sliding the charging port cover ALL the way over. It should click open the same way it clicks shut. If you don't open it all the way, you can still shove the cable in but it won't go in right and can fall out.
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