News: USB Developers Approve Micro-USB Connector Specification
A new specification for micro USB connectors has been approved by the USB Implementers Forum to replace many of the Mini-series plugs and receptacles used in portable devices. Announced Thursday, the Micro-USB specification will support USB technology in mobile phones as well as in a new generation of ever-smaller portable devices. The new specification will enable more portable devices to communicate with each other when a PC is not available under the umbrella of the USB On-The-Go supplement. The USB-IF said definitions under the specification include Micro-B receptacles for standard devices, Micro-AB receptacles for OTG devices, Micro-A and Micro-B plugs as well as standard cables.