Likely as a bit of a dig at Apple and the iPhone ecosystem, a day before Apple reveals their latest updates to the iPhone line of devices Qualcomm posted about some of the “firsts” the company has achieved for Android devices. Some of these pre-date their adoption by Apple and some may still be exclusive to Android devices, although Qualcomm does not make any specific claims regarding the two competing platforms. Meanwhile, some sources have been picking apart the list and noting some inconsistencies surrounding Qualcomm’s claims.
In Qualcomm’s release, they include both a long list of firsts and then discuss a few that they think are notable. Those include their development of Gigabit LTE technology. Qualcomm also tries to hop on the popularity of water-resistant, bezel-less displays by pointing out their work on improveTouch, a technology designed to make wet screens function properly even when wet.
As far as some of the questionable items, they include technologies like fast charging. Qualcomm cites the LG V30 as an example of the implementation of this technology despite the fact the device was only just announced and fast charging technology has been around for a while now. Another one that sources have noted as questionable is the inclusion of Qualcomm’s support for OLED displays via the LG Flex 2 released in 2013 despite the 2010 release of the Samsung Galaxy S in 2010 with an AMOLED display.