Qualcomm says it invented Apple's innovation

Qualcomm puts out a list of Android “firsts” but gets some of the facts wrong
Qualcomm says it invented Apple's innovation
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13 September, 2017

Now, Apple's name isn't mentioned anywhere in this random new OnQ blog post, but its timing can't be coincidental.

Qualcomm has published a list of "Android firsts" on its website, hours ahead of an Apple event which is set to host the launch of the iPhone 8.

Most of the features like Bezel-less screen, fingerprint-under display Gigabit LTE are expected to come with the upcoming iPhone X. The company also pointed out it's "improveTouch" technology allows OEMs to support screen displays with unique shapes and curves demonstrated in Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1.

The list details the technologies which Qualcomm has enabled on Android devices, including some which "remain Android exclusives to this day". The chipmaker only briefly noted that "inventions from Qualcomm lay the foundation for so many technologies and experiences we value in our smartphones today - on Android and other platforms".

The blog is a reminder to Apple about how dependent the fruity cargo-cult is on Qualcomm technology. "Our model is to make our inventions available as broadly as possible to the mobile industry through our licensing program, from startups to global companies". Overall, Qualcomm's post could have been a bit more researched, even if its meant to point out Apple's late but refined entry to the party.

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.

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