Europe receives manufacturer support for micro-USB charging standard


European Commission had been authorized by 14 phones company and manufacturers of phone components like Samsung, Apple, RIM, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and Nokia, to manufacture a custom phone charger using micro-USB hub for the phones sold in the Europe.

This kind of universal charger will be more user friendly and convenient for all users and therefore environmentally friendly too.  Users who would like to change to a new phone will usually have to buy a new charger and get rid of the old one although it is still in a good condition. By having universal charger, this problem can be overcome.

The new universal charger is expected to be in the market in early 2011.