Qualcomm touts some Android firsts the chipmaker says they brought us

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.

source: Qualcomm
via: 9to5Google


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


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