If true, the so called 'jack warfare' could see the 3.5mm jack pushed out by a collection of competing and incompatible connectors and ports.
Samsung’s proprietary jack would be designed with all Android manufacturers in mind, with easy and cost-free (or extremely low-cost) licensing to encourage adoption. That could be complemented by a broader Android OS, though sources had little knowledge on the software integration.
Samsung is reportedly hoping that headphone manufacturers will prioritize their jack first based on the large number of Android users. However, It seems more likely that Android manufacturers will move to using USB-C as a connector for audio if they do decide to drop the 3.5mm port.
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