This just in from the USB standards setting organization – USB 3.0 should begin rolling out to smartphones and tablets before the end of this year or early next year.
Now don’t expect to see full-sized USB ports on your next smartphone – the upgrade should be in the form of USB 3.0-supporting microUSB ports to meet the demands of thin industrial design.
Real world implimentation of USB 3.0 will increase the data transfer speed of your next device to roughly 800 Mbps. “What takes 15 minutes will roughly take 1 minute and 10 seconds,” about sums it up.
The new high-speed USB standard will also decrease USB charging time significantly due to the higher power throughput.
Naturally, USB 3.0-enabled ports on smartphones and tablets will be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.