I guess everyone likes to copy Apple these days

stylinexpat

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New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 uses a proprietary 30-pin connector for charging and connectivity, which is centrally placed at the bottom of the tablet lol..

 

beg_ne

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New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 uses a proprietary 30-pin connector for charging and connectivity, which is centrally placed at the bottom of the tablet lol..

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Be on the lookout sometime after October when Samsung will announce the Tab 10.2 with brand new mini 9-pin "s-Port" :cool:
 

tbrinkma

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Why don't manufacturers use USB 3 these days:confused:
Three reasons:
  1. The USB 3 'micro' connector is only about 1/3 smaller than the 30-pin cables in question. (This is also part of why Apple went with the new 'Lightning' connector design.)
  2. The flash memory in the devices is still slower than USB 2.0 speeds, so the added expense and complexity of USB 3 simply isn't worth it.
  3. The pin-size on the USB 3 (and USB 2.0) micro connector doesn't allow for as much juice to be transferred as quickly when charging. (Another reason why the dynamically configurable 'Lightning' connector was chosen instead of USB 2.0 micro.)