Qualcomm Says It Helps Android Lead Mobile In Feature Firsts

Gwen Vasquez
September 12, 2017

Qualcomm has shared twenty features like dual camera, augmented reality, OLED display, and quick charging, which came to Android devices first.

Apple has a major influence on the technology market in the recent times and every single product announcement from the Cupertino based company is taken seriously both by consumers as well as its rivals.

Qualcomm is definitely correct, as certain Android smartphones have introduced new technologies with its help in the past and have later been used on iPhones. There are also some references to Qualcomm Reference Design Handset, which actually does not qualify as a commercial device.

Overall Qualcomm's post reads like a counter-argument to claims by Apple that Qualcomm charges too much for its licensing fees and FTC's antitrust suit against Qualcomm over monopolistic behavior, which Intel and Samsung filed briefs for to oppose Qualcomm's efforts to have the case thrown out. This phone however lost relevance after Google released its answer to Apple's ARKit for iOS 11, ARCore, which enables AR on all Android phones without needing the extra sensors. Qualcomm, Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, and many other companies are leaders in the technology world. not Apple.

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It's hard to dispute the general point that Qualcomm is making here, though.

Meanwhile, on the blog post published on Monday, Francisco Cheng, director of technical marketing said it has "enabled some notable world firsts on Android, and some remain Android exclusives to this day". "The vibrant Android ecosystem is built on Qualcomm inventions and our industry enabling horizontal model".

Nonetheless, Qualcomm's efforts have surely made the Android platform and the smartphone platform on the whole a better one compared to ones that existed a few years ago. "Although by no means comprehensive, here are a number of technologies and respective mobile devices where they appeared that paved the way for others to come", wrote Qualcomm.

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