Android M to have Native Fingerprint Authentication


Google I/O is just under a week away, and we are starting hear lots of rumors about what we will see at the show. We already brought you the leak from the official I/O program that revealed Android M would see the light of day, but that wasn’t much of a surprise. Today we’re hearing that Google will introduce native Fingerprint Authentication into Android. We’ve seen plenty of third-party OEM solutions to fingerprint scanners, most notably by Samsung , but built-in support would be a great thing to have for smaller manufacturers.

If Google does go this route, smaller manufacturers only need to put a fingerprint reader on the phone, without worrying about the software and security concerns that go with it. Also, anyone running a phone with Android M would be able to unlock their phone without a password and use secure financial apps.

I personally find the fingerprint scanner to be a great option for device security, as long as the scanner actually works at least 99% of the time. The Galaxy S5 was a horrendous failure in this regard, but Samsung improved the quality and reliability of the scanner on the S6.

We’re sure to see some more surprises from Google next week I/O, and we’ll be virtually covering every aspect of the show here at HOA. What is everyone most excited about seeing coming out of I/O?

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"

1 Response

  1. José says:

    I believe that people always forged their stuff everywhere needs to protect your phones.