Shots Fired: Qualcomm Implies Android Always Beats Apple In Smartphone Innovation


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Qualcomm simply threw shade at Apple as their dispute heightens. It simply revealed a put up that highlights a number of smartphone improvements, saying Android had all the time been the primary to implement all of them.  
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Apple and Qualcomm are at the moment in a world patent licensing dispute, and each are going after one another onerous. Qualcomm’s newest jab comes within the type of a put up revealed Monday, Sept. 11, that lauds itself and praises Android for all the time being the primary at the whole lot.

It’s notably sneaky shade-throwing, particularly since Apple is predicted to debut the iPhone eight on Sept. 12. The put up claims that Qualcomm and Android companions had been each the primary firms to realize trade firsts akin to wi-fi charging, twin cameras, telephones with OLED shows, bezel-less designs, telephones with 4K decision, and rather more.

Qualcomm Implies Android Is The True Innovator Instead Of Apple

Those following iPhone eight rumors already know that the improvements Qualcomm talked about are all issues the iPhone eight is predicted to have, or if not the iPhone eight, the opposite iterative iPhone upgrades Apple would possibly unveil alongside. Keep in thoughts that among the options Qualcomm referred to have already appeared on earlier iPhones, however regardless, it is calling “first!” on virtually the whole lot.

“Qualcomm Technologies has enabled some notable world firsts on Android, and some remain Android exclusives to this day,” the put up reads. It was additionally form sufficient to offer a column-style chart: On the left is a listing of improvements akin to augmented actuality or waterproof touchscreens, whereas on the suitable is a listing of units that debuted such options.

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Apple and Qualcomm are each embroiled in a chaotic authorized battle. So this sudden show of admiration for Android only a day earlier than the much-anticipated iPhone eight reveal appear intentional. That mentioned, Qualcomm by no means outright mentions Apple, however the entire thing nonetheless appears type of suspicious.

As The Verge notes, the entire checklist looks like a fast and sloppy Google search at finest, however the level Qualcomm tries to make is kind of clear. It appears to be saying that no matter Apple unveils on Sept. 12, it will not have something that hasn’t been on an Android telephone earlier than.

Though a considerably petty jab, Qualcomm does have some extent. Being the primary does entail fairly a little bit of satisfaction and honor. However, the smartphone panorama is never about who’s first — it is virtually all the time who copied it and did one thing marvelous with it. As the saying goes, “it’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.”

Perhaps Qualcomm could make one other put up about that.

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