Mobile industry giants to adopt universal chargers for phones by 2012

The GSM Association announced that it has gathered 17 important mobile companies in order to develop and implement a universal charging solution (UCS) for cell phones, by 2012.

More exactly, GSMA wants all mobile phones (or at least most of them) to be charged via a standardized solution that would use Micro USB as its charging interface. This should reduce standby energy consumption with up to 50%, and eliminate up to 51,000 tons of duplicate chargers.

And, needless to say, it would make our lives simpler, since we’ll be able to charge our handsets with any charger – even if it’s from a device made by a different manufacturer.  

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The companies that gave their endorsement for the UCS project are: Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefónica, Telstra, Telenor, Hutchison’s 3, KTF, Telecom Italia, mobilkom Austria and Qualcomm.

As you can see, Apple and HTC (to name just two other important companies) don’t seem to be interested in using a universal mobile charger – for the moment, at least. 

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • http://www.cellfreakz.blogspot.com Beta

    This is interesting. I agree with this. Even now some chinese brands already use micro USB charger. This is great because, not only you can charge with other brands' chargers, but also you can plug your cellphone with USB cable to your laptop or desktop, and your phone charges too. This works well in both simplifying our lives, and also in conserving electricity.

  • http://www.cellfreakz.blogspot.com Beta

    This is interesting. I agree with this. Even now some chinese brands already use micro USB charger. This is great because, not only you can charge with other brands' chargers, but also you can plug your cellphone with USB cable to your laptop or desktop, and your phone charges too. This works well in both simplifying our lives, and also in conserving electricity.