“At least one” upcoming 2013 Android phone will have fingerprint sensor like iPhone 5S
The publication known for having sources close to Apple and Google quotes a “person familiar with the matter” saying that Apple’s decision to put in a fingerprint sensor will influence other companies to follow suit. Moreover, this mysterious new Android smartphone is expected to arrive this year. However it is not yet clear whether that smartphone will be coming to the United States in particular.
Now, fingerprint sensor in devices are nothing new. We’ve been seeing them appear on business oriented notebook computers for years, and we’ve also seen them on smartphones like the Motorola Atrix 4G, a phone released way back in 2011. The problem with the Atrix and its fingerprint reader was that it just wasn’t any good - it did not always work properly and it wasn’t meant to last long years.
Now, we expect much better from Apple. Cupertino acquired renown fingerprint reader maker Authentec last year, and is said to have included the sensor into a sapphire made home key. This should make it durable and long lasting.
All this comes amidst talk about passwords being an imperfect way to protect mobile devices that could easily be lost or stolen, and sensitive data compromised.
source: Wall Street Journal
25. rf1975 (Posts: 254; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I think it will come from most innovative company shamesung.
See their another innovation
45. tedkord (Posts: 8296; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
So Apple copying it from Motorola was innovation?
2. Commentator (Posts: 3369; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I thought the One Max was supposed to have a big ugly square one on the back?
3. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
And it'll be Samsung! The biggest i$heep!
They copy everything else, don't they?
5. suavemezie (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
When Apple copy its nota crime right? Atrix has it for almost 2 years now. so who's copying who?
7. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Porsche Design P’9522 had it before the Atrix, why didn't you mention that?
16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Exactly my point.
21. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Your point? From which part of irrelevance did u snoop in?
28. illusionmist (Posts: 152; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
Just because they both read your fingerprint doesn\'t mean they\'re the same technology.
58. CRizzy (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
Yes and no. Although the Atrix was one of the newer phones to have a Finger Print scanner, it was a completely different concept than Apple. Atrix had a scanner that could be hacked because it only took a black and white image of the finger. The Apple sensor is much more advance using newer technology.
59. NotADroid (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)
oh yeah and you really hear of the buzz about that phone now.
Cutting edge. Groundbreaking technology. It was February 2011 and Motorola just launched a new phone with a slick, new feature: a built-in fingerprint sensor.
It was the Motorola Atrix 4G. Chances are, you've never heard of the phone.
Why not? While we could come up to a number of answers to that question, there's one simple answer that sums it up. Motorola isn't Apple. It takes a powerful brand and an Apple-like customer experience to get customers to notice new technologies like this.
Motorola would have done well to take some advice from Steve Jobs: "You've got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology -- not the other way around."
The Motorola's Atrix 4G sensor was built on the back side of the phone, near the top. Talk about awkward.
They probably didn't have the technology or the hardware real estate to embed it on the font anywhere. So what did they do? They put it on the only place they could put it. They did what Apple would never do.
Touch ID on iPhone 5s.
On the iPhone 5s, the feature is built right into the home button -- the same button that already prompts the phone to display the unlock screen.
Given the Touch ID's seamless experience, Apple can actually use the feature as a major selling point.
The Atix -- what was it called? Oh yeah, the Atrix 4G -- the Atrix failed miserably to pass Jobs' customer-experience test. This feature will be around and working on iphones for years to come.
it. IF it was such good technology why isnt it on all androids now? it took a stupid black and white picture of your fingerprint and it could be unlocked with a picture of your print. same with the "face recognition" technology which could also be unlocked with a picture
11. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
If apple copy.... you call it inovation, don't you?
19. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
APPLE doesn't make the iPhone itself. It neither manufactures the components nor assembles them into a finished product. The components come from a variety of suppliers and the assembly is done by Foxconn, Samsung is a particularly important supplier. It provides some of the phone's most important components: the flash memory that holds the phone's apps, music and operating software; the working memory, or DRAM; and the applications processor that makes the whole thing work...
Bash Samsung all you want but just remember, By Supporting apple you are supporting SAMSUNG. Deal with It
4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2229; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I doubt fingerprint sensor will be any more secure than a code. Want to steal someone's iphone? Just knock them out and put their finger on the button. And it better work all the time, even when it's 95% correct, it will annoy the crap out of people.
8. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Yes coz knockin ppl out is as easy as stealing their phone!
32. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
this comment was so appropriate with your profile pic...lol
36. frydaexiii (Posts: 1420; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Obviously, you haven't been to Malaysia...
55. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)
Yeah, nowadays, Malaysia criminals doesn\\\\\\\'t knock ppl out but stab ppl with knife or even placing a bullet on ppl body....
Thanks to our briliant government.
57. vincelongman (Posts: 3317; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I feel really sorry for you guys.
I heard about your elections, I hope someone restores democracy in Malaysia soon.
40. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2229; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Yes it is quite easy, especially when choosing your targets right.
6. brrunopt (Posts: 735; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
just stop it... start bringing real innovation and not re-utilized scrap
9. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
the word innovation has a meaning, research it and stop using it like a droid potato!
10. Sauce (unregistered)
Starting bringing real commentation and not re-commentated crap.
12. pwnarena (Posts: 1122; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
if we believe movies, it\'s also very easy to copy fingerprints. it does not really provide the best security.
14. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
So Apple should provide you with bodyguards now? Fingerprint sensor is still better than making patterns on dots.
27. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
Here in Africa, They'll just cut off your finger and take your phone
41. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2229; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I don't use patterns either, just a pincode. But if it is easy to copy the fingerprint, I bet the screen is full of them ;-)
15. McLTE (Posts: 804; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
\"like iPhone 5S\"
really PA? Now that the iPhone will have a finger print scanner, anyone else that does one is doing it LIKE them?
Yet another case of horrible wording and a pro-Apple slant.
17. kozza3 (Posts: 671; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
i'm not crazy about this feature, mostly skeptical about its location... on the home button your only gonna be able to use your thumb
18. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
It'll be hacked by the end of the week. I place this in the same category as 3D on phones, gimmick that really isn't necessary on a phone.
23. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Yet by next year you'll be bragging that your android device has 3 of those and they are bigger!
42. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2229; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
It's not even real 3D, just a wallpaper that moves around when you slide. Which already exists in a form of an app that does that, for iphone AND android.
53. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
He's talkin about the 3D screens rebel, Evo 3D n all
60. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2229; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Oops :) Thanks for correcting me. Didn't even know they tried real 3D on a phone, yuck
20. bittertruth247 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Actually, HP had pocket pc pda's with fingerprint security scanners back in the mid 2000's so none of this is new! And I do have the Motorola Atrix with the fingerprint scanner and have never had a problem, sounds like some people just have defective units! Plus, with the Atrix, the fingerprint scanner was one of 4 ways to lock your phone along with a password, a pattern, and face unlock! Since Apple is an inferior device, this new home button and the old outdated 6 year old password number unlock is all they have to compete for security! There are still software programs that allow you to unlock a locked Iphone in less than 5 minutes, once you're in, you have total access to everything on the Iphone! Every app on my android is individually locked even if someone where to get into it!
46. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
you\'re on a roll today man... got me cracking up
52. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Just excited about the iPhones :p
26. mr2009 (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Finally... i been waiting forever for another phone with fingerprint sensor.... btw im still using motorola atrix 4g and that finger print sensor still works... now with custom rom i can use all my fingers to unlock my phones.... so what the big fuss of the statement "The problem with the Atrix and its fingerprint reader was that it just wasn’t any good - it did not always work properly and it wasn’t meant to last long years."? just because it fail on you doesnt mean it will fail on other people as well...
37. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1873; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I do miss my Atrix. It was a good phone. 4\" screen with 1930mAh of battery. Motorola knows from the beginning that the battery life is an important aspect of the phone. I used the fingerprint reader for a while and it wasn\'t bad. I could always unlock my phone in my first try. Apple is just trying to make itself seems like the first company to put out a fingerprint reader in a phone. And for the people who believes that... Please just go smack yourself for being uneducated and only think the \"big Apple\" is right.
43. tacarat (Posts: 580; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
Mine worked great too (and I like the rear placement better). I hate how it gets dismissed as inferior to an apple version. It came out over two years ago! Of course a new one should do better. The innovation has been to buy the company making the tech to help lock out competition. Fah.
29. billyblonco (Posts: 12; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Pantech already released a phone with a fingerprint scanner, it\'s called the pantech vega LTE-A. 5.5inch 1080p screen, snapdragon 800, and 13mp camera. Do your research guy\\\'s
44. Bootutu (Posts: 218; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
PA com\\\'on, do some research before posting, there\\\'s already an Android beast on sale with \\\"FINGER PRINT SENSOR\\\", like what @billyblonco said...here you go-
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35. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Apple is a copycat hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahaahhahaahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha
Worst joke of the year
And then when Shamesung put it in whatever plastic device , it will be called innovation
39. zaidalrawi80 (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Man you gave Samsung what they really deserve they crib from Apple and then name it to their side
49. tedkord (Posts: 8296; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
It's not innovation from either Samsung or Apple. They both copied the concept.
47. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Iphony innovation Apple fans be like of it's innovative because it's the only Sapphire covered one. Smfh 5s just means the fifth time you've been suckered. Now all stories on phonearena will be about the stupidest "news" on iphones. Like oh they capitalized the I in Iphone. Ground breaking bs
48. kg4icg (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 May 2008)
Nothing to see here, move along. Motorola ES400 had been out fora couple of years now and guess what? It had a bio-metric scanner on it to scan your fingerprints to unlock the phone. Call me when something actually new comes along. And if you are wondering. It is a Windows Mobile device. So Microsoft had it out for a while.
50. StanleyG88 (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
Now the NSA will have the fingerprint of ALL iPhone 5S users in no time.
51. StanleyG88 (Posts: 213; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
Some laptops have had FP scanners for over a decade. The tech is mature, all they did was put it in their product because they could. If it were really needed, everyone would have had it five years ago.
56. ilani (Posts: 82; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
ahhh, yeah! take a peace of tape. lift a fingerprint from the back of the iphone! there are always plenty to choose from. take fingerprint stuck on tape and stick it on the home button. just like in the movies! how funny would if be if that were to work!!!