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Android firsts, brought to you by Qualcomm

Qualcomm's list of world firsts on Android sets out the technologies and the mobile devices that used them.                Image Qualcomm Qualcomm's list of world firsts on Android sets out the technologies and the mobile devices that used them. Image Qualcomm
Ramiro Mantilla | 13 Setiembre, 2017, 09:33

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 Technologies has enabled some notable world firsts on Android, and some remain Android exclusives to this day. They can try to undercut the iPhone X, ridicule it or simply ignore it and accept its inevitable prevalence, settling for a still-profitable silver medal, bronze, and so forth. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, set to launch September 15, is expected to showcase a 6.3-inch screen and a sleek design.

The reason for Qualcomm to list a wide variety of smartphones is because the chipset marker works closely with a number of smartphone makers ranging from Samsung, LG, HTC, Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi for upcoming technologies. 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".

Semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company Qualcomm posted a list of innovations and inventions that the company has implemented in Android-based smartphones in recent years. It's been useless, unfocused and irrelevant beyond a single Pokemon app. The iris and facial recognition from Samsung has been fooled and industry experts know it's just a gimmick.

The Qualcomm list also gives a hint at the specs and features of the iPhone X that will be unveiled tonight. It also takes credit for enabling the bezel-less design in Essential's new phone.

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Technobuffalo also indicated that Apple does not really care about being slow to embrace new technology features, as long as it is able to get them right.

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. On the other hand, Android did a better job at time keeping, cameras and photo storage, keyboard, app organization, active notifications, mail, maps and contact navigation.

Technically, Qualcomm isn't engaged in combat with iPhones, Apple Watches or iDevices of any sort. There were phones with it before the iPhone 7 Plus launched.

The new iPhone will grab the spotlight, but Apple's other moves are even more interesting.

Qualcomm boasts about laying the foundation for “so many technologies and experiences we value in our smartphones today”.