So much for being a cure for cancer
USB Type-C was billed as the solution for all our future cable needs, unifying power and data delivery with display and audio connectivity. However the standard has failed to live up to its promises despite wide adoption.
This year is just the beginning
A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.
5.5-inch 1080p display with Helio X20 SoC
Yesterday Sharp announced a new second-generation Aquos Z2 smartphone for the Taiwan market. The device includes a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display and 4GB of RAM, among other specifications.
A72 MT8173 2.0GHz with USB Type-C
MediaTek plans to start shipping its MT8173 tablets before the end of this month but it has also shared some plans to start shipping its first Chromebooks.
One cable to rule them, one cable to bind them
It seems that everyone is wanting to copy Apple in putting a USB Type-C port onto their hardware.
Meet the reversible USB Type-C plug