- Jan 30, 2012
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Regulatory symbols on devices can be removed, shown in software instead
The backs of smartphones will become slightly better looking, after a bill concerning the labeling of electronic devices has been signed into law by President Obama. The E-Label Act, created by Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), will allow manufacturers to leave off a large amount of the logos and other regulatory iconography from the device itself.
Instead of appearing on the back, the logos can be made available to view within software, reports The Hill, be it as an option within the device's menus, or when a device boots up.
While the E-Label Act will make the rear casing of smartphones and tablets cleaner than before, some remnants will continue to exist on devices. Aside from manufacturer and carrier branding, the CE logo will continue to appear, as it is a mark mandated by the European Union.