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HTC One Max and Sense 5.5 logs hint you can launch apps with your fingerprints

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HTC One Max and Sense 5.5 logs hint you can launch apps with your fingerprints
By now everyone and their pet iguana is aware that HTC's first phablet is to come with a touch fingerprint scanner on the back. The mystery is how exactly HTC will leverage this first for Android fingerprint sensor of new generation. 

HTC One Max and Sense 5.5 logs hint you can launch apps with your fingerprints
Is it going to be used like Apple's Touch ID only to unlock the screen and authorize iTunes purchases? Will it sport additional features Well, judging from a leaked log from the One Max, the scanner can quick start different apps when touched with the tip of your digit. 

If we tie this info with the fingerprint app or manual iconography that leaked today, not only your index finger or thumb, but all digits can be assigned to it, hinting that we might be able to program each finger to launch a different app directly - from your secret video stash, to the music player, for a total of ten, if you don't count your toes or cat paws

Sounds promising, if true, but let's not get ahead of ourselves before the grand unveiling of the One Max next week. There are a few more Sense 5.5 screenshots below, too, adding to the treasure trove that leaked already.

source: Miyachiki (Weibo)

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 09:43 9

1. rawbow (Posts: 406; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


We do launch apps with our fingertips yo :P But i see the point of it. Pretty good application if it works that way.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:57 10

7. noler (Posts: 162; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Now we can launch bad apps with our middle finger.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 13:24 1

12. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


I wonder if it's more appriopiate for HTC to name this phone HTC One Finger

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:02 2

2. newbey123 (Posts: 379; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Sounds like a pretty cool feature.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:08 4

3. frrboom (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I think one thing is wrong in the article, it says "Touch fingerprint scanner". On the pic it says "Swipe the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone", so prob there is a Swipe sensor and not a touch.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:20 4

4. QuadFace (Posts: 47; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Can you swipe without touching?

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:21 1

5. frrboom (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


Sure you can but its diffrent kind of sensors. Toucn sensor=Iphone 5s Swipe sensor=Motorola Atrix

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:31 1

6. dratomic (Posts: 433; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


secretly taking pictures or videos would be an awesome feature :))

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 11:33 2

9. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Too bad you still have to point your phone at your subject.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 11:22 3

8. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


One more news about the One Max and I won't be able to stand it anymore, I swear. When can I buy this thing?

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 12:24 2

10. amats69 (Posts: 968; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Im excited for this beast but i need an official unveiling!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 12:54 1

11. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 201; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Htc is back with its inovations!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 20:24

13. stealthd (Posts: 913; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


This seems like one of those features that seems really cool at first and then immediately seems impractical. I really don't see trying to use different fingers for different purposes to be convenient or useful. I could see a lot of people trying to unlock with one hand and use the pinky and then dropping their phone.

posted on 12 Oct 2013, 22:26

14. ZPM101 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


You will be mine! Oh yes, you will be mine!

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