Side-agnostic USB Type C connector coming soon to Android phones and tablets, hints Google
Upon presenting the new all-powerful Chromebook Pixel yesterday, what with the Core i5/i7 processor and the rather appalling 32 GB/64 GB storage for the $999 starting price, Google mentioned its commitment to the USB Type C port, of which the new Chromebook has two.
That commitment won't stay with laptops like the new Apple MacBook or the Google Chromebook Pixel, it seems, but will also translate to Android handsets. The Android-with-type-C quip can be heard towards the end of Google's promo video, where Adam Rodriguez, Chromebook's Product Manager, says "expect to see this in a lot of Chromebooks and Android phones in the near future." Moreover, Google mentions in the new laptop writeup that "the Pixel is one of the first devices to debut the USB Type-C charger, to power not only the laptop, but future phones and tablets." Sweet.
We haven't heard any rumors about upcoming flagships from Samsung, Sony, LG or the rest, that say these will be coming with USB Type C, but this year's Nexus phone(s) edition might sport the fast, compact and side-agnostic connector. Hear, hear.