Rumor: Android M gets native support for fingerprint scanner




Google wants to give its next Android version supports authentication through fingerprints. That claims BuzzFeed. Some Android devices can do this already, but with built-in support allows apps are easier to use it.

Fingerprint Google wants the functionality available next week at its I / O developer conference in San Francisco reveal, writes BuzzFeed. The functionality would be part of Android M, which has long rumors. Google has not confirmed the reports of that website.

Some Android phones like the Galaxy S5 and S6, have been offering support for fingerprint authentication. However, this functionality is built by the manufacturers themselves, and is not a feature of Android itself. Therefore, the authentication mechanisms of different smart phones are not compatible with each other.

A built-in standard for fingerprint authentication can change that. That would make it easier for app makers to build support for fingerprints: that functionality then works with all smartphones that use the Android standard for fingerprint authentication.


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