Fingerprint scanner support and more may come with Windows Phone 8.119
Windows Phone 8.1 SDK was released, people have been digging through the code to find out any clues as to what will be in store with the (seemingly massive) update. We've known about the coming Cortana voice assistant and notification center, but there has been plenty more to discover. The newest discovery is potential support for fingerprint scanners. Under the "Credential required" heading, there is code that points to a choice between entering your password for access or scanning "an enrolled finger on the fingerprint reader".Ever since the
If fingerprint readers become widespread on Windows Phone, it could certainly help Microsoft's push to capture some of the enterprise market. The code goes on to imply that there will be more comprehensive Start screen themes available, as well as more advanced messaging options for dual-SIM devices.
Now, all we need is the actual update.