Qualcomm trolls Apple the day before the new iPhone

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2017

But the amusing thing about all this is that, despite having a helping hand in bringing about many of these innovations, a lot of the Android firsts that Qualcomm listed look off-or potentially just plain wrong.

Even after Qualcomm attempted to update the list, there are still some things that the company needs to rectify.

There wouldn't really be anything weird with all this - the two companies are at odds, after all, and Apple's event is set to overshadow the entire tech world for the coming days.

While the company has pointed some interesting things in which Android devices have actually brought in first when compared to the iPhone, there is a reason why Apple's mobile devices are sold in the millions; not being biased but that is the truth, no matter how hard it is to fathom for the Android fanboy.

We're working on inventing the next set of world firsts and collaborating with partners across the industry to get them into your hands, on a band around your wrist, or with lenses for over your eyes. For example, it now says that the Galaxy S8 features a dual-camera when in fact, it is the Galaxy Note 8 that comes with that addition. The last sentence in the blog sums it all up - "Here's to the next generation of mobile device start-ups and innovators, competing to bring you the next wave of class-leading Android devices". As before, they'll continue to pave the way for others to come.

The LG G Flex is listed as the first OLED-display phone, for instance.

Qualcomm's fast charging feature also known as Quick Charge is available on Snapdragon mobile chipset powered smartphones. Qualcomm has also tested under-display fingerprint scanner and depth sensing through structured light on the company's reference design handset.

Qualcomm just threw shade at Apple as their dispute heightens.

Overall, broadly what Qualcomm is trying to say is that even though the iPhone may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution in 2007, nowadays it is the Android phones that are leading the charge.

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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