EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones
Manufacturers will be forced to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices, under a new rule proposed by the European Commission. Most Android phones come with USB micro-B charging ports, or have already moved to the more modern USB-C standard. The changes would apply to the charging port on the device body, whereas the end of the cable connecting to a plug could be USB-C or USB-A. Around half of chargers sold with mobile phones in the European Union in 2018 had a USB micro-B connector, while 29% had a USB C connector and 21% a Lightning connector, a Commission impact assessment study in 2019 found.