Alright, so it gained’t be a full loss of life, as a result of there are hundreds and hundreds of devices that also sport microUSB ports, however when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are introduced subsequent month at an occasion in New York Metropolis, we’ll welcome within the official period of USB Kind-C. That’s one thing we must always all applaud, even when it’s not a second you had given a lot thought to.

You could be considering, “Ummm, Kellen, almost every phone last year launched with USB Type-C, so why does the Galaxy S8 get credit?” As a result of the Galaxy S7, a telephone that bought in large quantities in 2016 and crushed gross sales of the telephone you might be holding proper now, had microUSB. Even when the LG G5 and V20, Google’s Pixel, the HTC 10, the Moto Z household, OnePlus three line, and nearly another telephone that launched had USB Kind-C, it doesn’t actually matter. The king of Android telephones (in phrases of quantity) is the Galaxy S line and it nonetheless featured the older, extra irritating plug.

So when the Galaxy S8 reveals up with a USB Kind-C port, the lots of of accent makers round might be all-in as effectively. They’ll must be. We’ll totally take that subsequent step in the direction of Kind-C saturation, the place every part in your life will be the identical plug (once more). Solely this time, it’ll be a cable you could plug-in at nighttime with out wanting, that’ll cost your stuff quick, and switch knowledge quicker. Whenever you head to the wi-fi provider to purchase a brand new telephone in 2017, you’ll get to select from telephones that ought to all have the identical USB Kind-C port (until you purchase one of these app jukeboxes that lacks innovation). From the S8 to the G6 and Pixel or Moto telephone, it’ll be Kind-C.

However perhaps extra importantly, your home will get to grow to be USB Kind-C. I type of deliver this up as we speak as a result of my spouse gave up on her Galaxy S7 hours in the past (most likely as a result of I had it operating beta software program and the bugs weren’t precisely offering rather a lot of love) and converted to a Google Pixel. Meaning our home is now 100% on the identical charger and cable. I can’t categorical to you the way nice this second is. Once we pack for a visit, we not must cowl all charger varieties or ensure that one another has a charger for one another’s telephone. Nope, now we simply seize no matter charger is there and go as a result of it’ll work with both of our telephones now that microUSB has been eliminated. Within the automobile, we not must sift by means of cables to seek out the proper kind. Within the bed room, workplace, or kitchen, that cable mendacity there simply works. That battery pack solely wants one cable ever hooked up to it going ahead. Good lord, it’s superb.

Proper now, you may not assume that that is that huge of a deal. Belief me, by the tip of the yr, assuming you and whoever else you reside with purchased new telephones, you’ll assume again, toss a nod this manner, and be part of us in pouring some out for our previous pal, microUSB. The top is close to, buddy.

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Most Underrated Galaxy S8 Launch Occurring: Death of MicroUSB is a submit from: Droid Life