Qualcomm's takes a subtle shot at Apple, gets its facts wrong


Just hours before the Cupertino, California, giant's event, in which the company is expected to debut three new iPhones as well as other hardware, the chip manufacturer published a blog post in which it praises its own accomplishments and those of its Android partner manufacturers. The list shows all the technical firsts that have been made on the Android platform, with a lot of them aided by Qualcomm's technical prowess. The company claims that it has enabled some of the most notable "world firsts on Android" with some of the features still being Android exclusive to this day.

The idea was to show all the "firsts" Android phones have achieved through Qualcomm's technologies - things such as fast charging, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, Bluetooth 5, and augmented reality.

Though Qualcomm's post doesn't mention Apple by name, the company suggests it can take credit for some the features in the iPhone.

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Facial recognition is a great example.

Gigabit LTE - getting download speeds of up to 1Gbps over a "regular" LTE connection - has become a reality in the a year ago. It has pioneered in making the Xperia Z4 as the first smartphone with water resistant touchscreen and Xiaomi Mi MIX as the first bezel-less phone. It also takes credit for enabling the bezel-less design in Essential's new phone.

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We then integrate and implement many of these technologies in our world-class mobile platforms, collaborating with, and enabling, countless companies across the globe to commercialize our inventions at both speed and scale, and with a choice for consumers on price points and features.

It also highlights that it's worked with Google, Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola-Lenovo while helping new entrants such as China-based Oppo and Vivo become major players in the worldwide smartphone market.

Circumstances caused me to change to Android handsets as my daily driver instead of my iPhone 7 Plus.

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After last year's Note 7 fiasco, we weren't sure how Samsung and Note fans would respond. The HTC One M7 had the first dual camera system on a smartphone, according to Qualcomm - but that phone definitely had one lens only.