Security and privacy seem to be at a minimum these days, especially in the digital world. The latest patent filed by Google for Android is an interesting one that looks to keep your phone safe depending on where you are. Motorola might be using NFC tags to “Skip” lockscreen pin and pattern codes, but Google wants to use location instead.
There are times when you want the security of a pin or pattern on your device and then other times when you just want to swipe to unlock. Google’s new patent will give your device the ability to detect where it is and change the security accordingly. If you go out for a night on the town, you might have to use your pattern, but around the safety of your house, you can just swipe. It sounds simple, but if this gets implemented into Android’s base code in the future, it could be a very smart ability.