The Qualcomm® aptX™ audio coding algorithm originated in the late 1980s at Queen’s University Belfast. This innovative work was focused on bit rate reduction and achieved significant bit rate efficiencies while preserving audio quality.
aptX has been the best kept secret of the professional audio industry, used by major public broadcasters and film studios around the world. Now available on leading consumer devices, aptX enables music lovers to enjoy the rich listening experience that aptX delivers.
Samsung launched the first aptX enabled source device, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, in 2011
There are more than 330 consumer electronics brands using aptX technology worldwide
aptX technology celebrated its 25th birthday in 2014