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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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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.


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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