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EU pushes in a law for a common smartphone charging standard

The EU has a new law that requires all smartphone charging to be done under a common standard
By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 15, 2014 @ 3:34 CDT

The European Union is pushing for a new voluntary adoption of a smartphone charging standard years ago, but is now much closer to that goal. The European Parliament has voted in favor of a draft law requiring that smartphones work with a common charger.

 

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Now the EU needs the Council of Ministers approval, where European Union countries will have until 2016 to get it into their local laws, and smartphone makers have a year more to change their hardware. Most phone makers already support the concept, but there will be some companies who don't want to change, or need a little push to fall into line.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com


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