Motorola deleted fingerprint scanner Nexus 6 due to malfunction




Motorola has the fingerprint scanner Nexus 6 is deleted because the technology was not yet good enough. That says a former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside in an interview. It was no secret that there should have been a fingerprint scanner in the Nexus 6.

The fingerprint scanner had to sit on the back, on the spot where now only a sunken Motorola logo is. “The secret behind it is that it was intended for fingerprint recognition and Apple had bought the best supplier of it,” said the former CEO of Motorola in an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph. “So the next best supplier was the only one that was available to all other companies in the sector and that business was just not there yet.”

With the latter referring Woodside likely that the technology provider that still was not good enough according to the standards of Motorola. It is unknown what he refers supplier, but other manufacturers delivered in recent times have fingerprint scanners along in phones like Samsung with the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 . According Woodside had the scanner ‘not much broke.

It was already clear that Motorola was planning to equip the Nexus 6 with a fingerprint scanner. The manufacturer, now owned by Lenovo, which had however so far neither confirmed nor given a reason why the scanner is taken out. In the prototype of the Nexus 6 was provided in a scanner that worked with a swipe on the scanner. Experienced by many users as less user friendly than Touch ID to recent iPhones, where users need only put his finger on the home button.

Incidentally, it seems that Woodside has seen a supplier overlooked. Huawei came even before the Nexus 6 came on the market in the Ascend Mate 7 , which like the iPhone has a scanner that works with the finger to explain it. The supplier of the scanner is the Swedish Fingerprint Cards.



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