Qualcomm and Apple are at it once more. After combating proceedings over patents and bills, Qualcomm has now taken a dig at Apple ahead of its release match this night. In a weblog put up, Qualcomm declared that Android is the home of all “firsts” in state-of-the-art cellular generation. While the world chipmaker doesn’t point out Apple any place, some of the options discussed in the weblog put up are extensively rumored to be coming to the upcoming iPhones.
Qualcomm’s put up comes simply hours ahead of Apple kicks off its showpiece match at the Steve Jobs Theater in its Cupertino campus, the place it is more likely to announce the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X — Apple’s 10th anniversary version that is tipped to be priced at $1,000. “Qualcomm Technologies has enabled some notable world firsts on Android, and some remain Android exclusives to this day… Inventions from Qualcomm lay the foundation for so many technologies and experiences we value in our smartphones today — on Android and other platforms,” Francisco Cheng, Director, Technical Marketing at Qualcomm, mentioned. ALSO READ: Apple ‘iPhone X’ match: Roundup of all the anticipated bulletins
Qualcomm’s timing of the scathing weblog put up is to not be ignored. This may neatly be a retaliation to Apple’s billion-dollar lawsuit in January, during which the iPhone producer accused the chip-maker of “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.” Apple alleged that Qualcomm had taken “radical steps” that incorporated “withholding nearly $1 billion in payments from Apple”. It even mentioned that the chip-maker used to be charging Apple 5 occasions greater than all different mobile patent licencors it had agreements with. ALSO READ: Qualcomm lashes again at Apple, searching for import ban on iPhones
Qualcomm, in reaction, sued Apple for patent infringement in July, and sought a ban on the import of iPhones. “Apple continues to use Qualcomm’s technology while refusing to pay for it,” Don Rosenberg, govt vice chairman and common suggest of Qualcomm, alleged. Now, two months later, on the identical day as the international gears up for Apple’s new bankruptcy, Qualcomm has fired its salvo. “We’ve worked closely with Google and leading smartphone OEMs all along, including Samsung, LG, HTC and Motorola/Lenovo. We also work closely with new entrants so that they can become tomorrow’s leaders,” the corporate highlighted.