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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