Google unveiled their new Chromebook Pixel 2 this morning, and one of the headline features is the USB Type-C connector that’s included. As an industry standard, USB Type-C is coming in a big way and as Product Manager, Adam Rodriguez says in Google’s USB Type-C intro video, it’s coming to Android phones in the near future.
The new USB Type-C port is able to be used for charging devices, as well as transferring data both in, and out in the form of video out up to 4K resolutions. It’s also reversible, meaning you can plug a cable in any which way.
Google is well known for adopting standards quite quickly, even being a driving force in bringing them into their products, so this is no surprise. USB Type-C is an industry standard, so you’ll find it on products from all over the tech industry in the near future, so we await further developments.
To learn more about USB Type-C and the way Google has implemented it, check out their video: