Google has formally changed its recommendation for Android 7.0 Nougat with regard to proprietary fast-charging solutions. Moving forward, the company strongly advises against support for charging methods that modify the Vbus voltage, which is exactly what solutions like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 do.
Like it or not, the writing may be on the wall for the 3.5mm headphone port. The USB Implementers Forum has just published its Audio Device Class 3.0 specification, giving device makers the standard they need to deliver an audio signal through a USB-C port.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a great device, but what if working professionals require something more from their convertible? That's where the HP Elite x2 comes in with its range of business-oriented and security features. In a word, this is a 2-in-1 hybrid designed expressly for serious professionals.
Versus the newly announced Dell XPS devices that come with Thunderbolt 3 support, on paper, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book suddenly don't seem that ultimate anymore. Is their lack of Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, and USB-C a mistake? Here are my thoughts and some speculation.