USB 3.1 is not yet widespread in consumer electronics, but the USB developer forum is looking to the future. The group has previously announced the new USB 3.2 standard, which promises not only to be twice as fast as the USB 3.1 (in some cases), but will also far more confusing.

USB 3.2 supports a new transfer speed of 20 Gb / s, twice as fast as USB 3.0, but two times slower than the maximum speed of Thunderbolt 3. This is possible thanks to a new feature "SuperSpeed In which two 10 Gb / s channels are used simultaneously. This feature should work even with existing USB 3.1 cables.

Although it is extremely unlikely that phones will use this standard SuperSpeed ​​soon, since many modern Android devices still use USB 2.0 (even those with a type C connector) , the USB 3.1 will probably appear on desktops and laptops next year.

For some reason unknown to me, the USB forum has also decided to consolidate all existing standards under the brand USB 3.1. The USB 3.0, which has already been renamed "USB 3.1 Gen 1", was again replaced by "USB 3.2 Gen 1 (SuperSpeed). USB 3.1, commonly known as "USB 3.1 Gen 2", is now "USB 3.2 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed ​​10 Gbps)". And you thought that LG badly named things!

It's nice to see that USB continues to improve, but the new brand image is ridiculously complicated. The USB forum could learn one or two things from the W-Fi Alliance, which now uses single-digit naming schemes for all versions.