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HTC partners with Keeper Security; Password Manager will come out of the box on some HTC devices

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Keeper Security's Password Manager will be ore-installed on certain HTC handsets available later this year

Keeper Security's Password Manager will be ore-installed on certain HTC handsets available later this year

It is a difficult question to answer, but one that HTC has tried to respond to for a long time. How do you differentiate your smartphones in a highly competitive industry? HTC tried to take on Samsung and LG with the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) and it was things like the front-facing BoomSound speakers, and the unique design that made HTC a strong player those two years. Even the failed attempt at using Ultrapixels with the rear-facing duo Camera was an attempt to be different.

HTC is adding a new feature for its mobile devices that will be available later this year. After working out a partnership with Keeper Security, select HTC units will come out of the box later this year with the latter's Keeper Security Password Manager pre-installed. The app allows you to manage a long list of usernames and passwords that you need to open your apps, web sites and other password protected destinations.

The app will also suggest passwords to use, and will store ones that you come up with. Those purchasing certain HTC devices will get a tour through the sign-up process when they first boot up their newly purchased phone or tablet. It isn't clear whether the free or premium version of the app will be offered. When users open a web site or a native HTC app and are asked for a username and password, they will see a prompt to sign up with the Keeper app to store the sign-in information. When the consumer revisits a web site or app, they will press on an embedded "snackbar" to open the Password Manager. Owners of affected HTC models will have the option of choosing between the free or premium version of the Password Manager.

"Providing security on our devices is a top priority to ensure an optimal customer experience. Our partnership with Keeper will help protect our customers and make good password management easier than ever."-Paavan Avadhanula, AVP of Corporate Development and Partnership, HTC

We wouldn't be surprised to see this feature made available on the codenamed T50 and T55 Nexus handsets rumored to be under production by the manufacturer. The former is reportedly a phone with a 5-inch screen, while the latter is a second handset carrying a 5.5-inch screen.

source: KeeperSecuritry via Phonescoop

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posted on 16 Feb 2016, 10:44

1. Biernot (unregistered)

HT...Who ?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 11:34 1

2. legiloca (Posts: 1461; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

Just please don't have an app size of 300MB like what the Zoe app is having. That 32GB internal storage will be pointless if you have one too many pre-installed apps

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 12:14

3. jove39 (Posts: 1976; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

HTC hasn't made a phone with decent camera in long time...however, audio quality of their phones has been consistently better than competition...but no one seems to care about audio quality...camera is all everyone want.

Good luck HTC...hope you could repeat success of M7.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 12:26

4. waqarzec (Posts: 64; Member since: 09 May 2013)

And M8

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:38

6. greyarea (Posts: 263; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)

I'm no audiophile but I use my phone for music enough I put consideration into how the audio parts preform. Enough so that I opted to pass on the recent nexus devices in part for their poor audio and came close to getting the A9 for it's solid audio. Now I'll wait and see how m10 turns out.

That being said bluetooth speakers/headphones have come a ways in the past few years that takes some pressure off the phone. Outside of the htcs RE not much for cameras since G glass went down.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 16:51

7. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2979; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

Maybe everyone prints their photos in tarpaulins?

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 13:19

5. LionStone (Posts: 844; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

It will be nice to have a native app that will handle passwords, hopefully they implement fingerprint as well, instead of an actual password. I know some apps are out that do this already.

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