Fingerprint scanner could show up on Android phones within 6 months says alliance
posted by Alan F. / Oct 02, 2013, 7:41 PM
The CFO of the non-profit FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online), Michael Barrett, said in a published report on Wednesday that fingerprint scanners expected to soon be on Android models, would be based on an open source system rather than the locked down Touch ID that Apple is using on the Apple iPhone 5s.
The FIDO Alliance is made up of 48 tech companies including Lenovo, LG and BlackBerry. As of this moment, Touch ID is not compliant with FIDO. Barrett says that Apple could eventually meet FIDO's requisites. "Our view is that it's possible Apple might choose to start using FIDO, but that's probably a couple of years out," the executive says.
The FIDO Alliance just formed earlier this year, in February, and has grown rapidly. The first Android devices with FIDO backed fingerprint sensors will launch early in 2014, according to Barrett.
source: USAToday via SlashGear
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This is a clear cut case of, Monkey see! monkey do! I remember when laptops came with a fingerprint scanner. That didn't work out to well. They stopped puting them on, and these are laptops that have way more information than phones. It didn't work out on laptop i don't see it working out on phones either.
posted on Oct 02, 2013, 7:56 PM 5
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People are using their phones more than computers these days man. Finding a lost phone will be more pratical for the finder than finding a lost laptop.
posted on Oct 02, 2013, 8:27 PM 0
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No more pasword type in, if it's android nomore drawing paterns (kindergarten), the iphone 5S just made everything easier
posted on Oct 02, 2013, 9:41 PM 0
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Copying has become Innovation these days.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 12:32 AM 0
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Get over it, copying has been innovation since a hominid picked up a pointy stick right after another one picked up a pointy stick. Followed by the incremental updates of attaching a rock at the end of the stick.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 3:46 PM 0
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My Fujitsu F-02E has a seamless fingerprint scanner and a couple of other fujitsu phones have this. So the title is wrong, fingerprint scanner is not comingtot android phones, it is more like "more android phone makers are going to adopt it"
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 12:53 AM 1
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since the atrix had the fingerprint scanner first, why isnt there an article about apple copying motorolla? and when apple adopts the fingerprint scanner. then all of a sudden who ever adopts fingerprint scanner after that is called copying apple? ifans will say. well its because apple made it famous. and there was an article recently about an android smartphone (i dont remember) that was the first to use 64bit processing, not apple....but yet apple again is given credit.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 3:36 AM 2
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huawei if i not wrong first android with 64-bit chipset
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 5:22 AM 0
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