Smartphones USB Type C

On board the last two Nexus, USB Type C is the new standard that Google would like to impose on manufacturers but will he succeed this year or what is its adoption will be longer?

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Why USB Type C, it is good?

If you like USB Type C, it is primarily because it’s convenient. The Connector is reversible, so you can plug in the direction you want. Which is never hard to trying to plug a USB Type A cable into the wrong feel while thinking to do it the right way? It is also supposed to provide reduced but charging if they be associated with the standard 3.0 or 3.1 times. However, in practice, smartphones and tablets present equipped with a Type C USB port offer only USB 2.0.

In 2015, the USB Type C began its democratization on the Smartphone market. It is especially present on the OnePlus 2 (the Chinese brand made a monstrous advertising on this subject) as well as on the Nexus 5 X and 6 p, not to mention the Google Pixel C, last tablet of the American giant. Not surprising since technology is natively supported by Android 6.0 Marshmallow.But what do get us to us?

Unfortunately, not much, set apart from the comfort of the fact that it is reversible. On the other hand, as long as manufacturers will continue to offer USB 2.0, we should not expect miracles in terms of time of loading or rate of data transfer.

A necessity for smartphones of 2016?

Apart from a few exceptions, can’t say that USB type C is the new home of the builders. None of the formalized smartphones to the THESE (admittedly, they are few!) offers. Same Huawei, which is the manufacturer of the Nexus 6 p decided not to integrate it with its latest products like Mate 8 or the MediaPad M2 10.

Believe that for manufacturers, This is not yet a necessity and if rumors say it is, for the moment, only Samsung is likely to propose on his Galaxy S7 but associated with a technology of quick charge which will save a day of autonomy after 30 minutes of charge. So there is a real interest for the user.

What will become of our cables and accessories?

As a savvy androinautes, everyone has at home, at least a charger, and often many and tons of cables and other accessories. But what will become of all this material once the builders will be all switched to USB Type C? A question that iPhone users have also arisen when Apple released its iPhone 5 that was arriving in 2012 with a new lightning connector.

And well, it will happen exactly the same as at the time. Manufacturers will come up new accessories and new cables and the USB adapters to USB Type A C type, or extra expenses for the user, says Eusbhubs. There will be inevitably a transitional period before full adoption and it will probably last more than a year.

Not to mention that all of the commercially available cables are not yet standards. Remember a few months ago when Google engineer, Benson Leung, began to put his nose in the various cables sold commercially before to highlight the fact that those marketed by OnePlus could potentially cause damage to other devices.

Theoretically, USB Type C cable must have a resistance of 56 kΩ to protect our smartphones against overloads, gold, OnePlus 2 wire has a resistance of only 10 kΩ. The company also recognized the problem, at the time.