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Which Is Better, iPhone or Android? Let the Debate Rage

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
Eloisa Felix | Setiembre 13, 2017, 09:32

It mentions the Gigabit LTE, available in all Snapdragon 835 devices.

Qualcomm Technologies has enabled some notable world firsts on Android, and some remain Android exclusives to this day. The findings showed that iPhone fared better when it comes to fingerprint sensor for login, calls, music and podcasts, search, set-to-vibrate option and Siri.

Inventions from Qualcomm lay the foundation for so many technologies and experiences we value in our smartphones today - on Android and other platforms. "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", Qualcomm says. 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.

iPhone copying AndroidAlthough Qualcomm stops short of out-rightly accusing Apple of copying Android phones, the company does hint that the features in the new iPhones are all borrowed from high-end Android phones. Qualcomm painstakingly posted a press release with a chart to make their point as noted below and listed the top features Apple's iPhone X is to introduce today at the top.

The company lists plenty of manufacturers that it has worked closely.

- The iPhone X is supposed to come with 3D face scanning that will enable a user to unlock the phone through face scanning.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm attributes industry firsts in using depth sensing via structured light and placing a fingerprint scanner under the display - which Apple reportedly was unable to achieve - to two Qualcomm "reference design" handsets. Overall, Qualcomm's post could have been a bit more researched, even if its intended to point out Apple's late but refined entry to the party. Nowadays, Apple indeed behind the curve with its iPhone, whether this is the screen we are talking about or the camera.

Going forward, Cupertino's direct rivals don't have much choice in terms of marketing strategies and publicity stunts for the next few months at least. These technologies were expected to be incorporated into Apple's new phone. Instead, it needs to be better.

The new iPhone will grab the spotlight, but Apple's other moves are even more interesting. And that made a lot of difference. 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.