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Google Reportedly Adding Fingerprint Authentication in Android ‘M’

It is rumored, and sort of confirmed, that Google will announce Android M at next week’s Google I/O developer conference. What Google officially plans to announce with Android M is still unknown, but one report floating around claims the company will introduce native Fingerprint Authentication to the OS, bringing an end to third-party OEM solutions.

If true, Android M users who own a device with a built-in fingerprint reader will be able to log into their devices and use secured apps without having to type in a password, just as we have now on smartphones such as the Galaxy S6. Furthermore, with Google creating a standard for Android handsets, it should allow many device makers to include this technology in upcoming devices, even if they do not have a history of creating fingerprint readers.

Google I/O is only a few days away now, and you can rest assured that the DL team will be on hand for when all of the excitement that goes down in San Francisco.

What is your take on fingerprint readers? Convenient? Pointless?

Via: BuzzFeed

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