Google believes in the power of color as it tries to convince you to use a fingerprint scanner

Google believes in the power of color as it tries to convince you to use a fingerprint scanner
Going from black and white imagery to color is a tried and true method for splashing cold water on your senses. Take the classic film The Wizard of Oz, which starts in black and white and turns to glorious Technicolor during the scenes in Oz. Google thinks like this, too. Found in the latest beta version of the Android P developers preview is a more colorful image of a fingerprint that is seen when adding new prints to your phone's biometric reader.

The gray fingerprint image with a blue circle around it is being replaced with the aforementioned colorful image of a fingerprint (in Google colors, of course). The blue circle remains. The idea is to get more Android users to protect their personal information by using the biometric reader. And if the image of a black and white fingerprint doesn't get you to use the scanner, perhaps a colorful fingerprint will draw you in.

Check out the images at the top of this article. At left is the new animation found on a Pixel using Android P developer preview beta 2, and at right is the current image for fingerprint enrollment.

The animation is as smooth as can be, and you have to be impressed with the idea that Google took the time to polish up an image that simply runs for seconds. If Google has given that much thought to this screen, imagine what the rest of Android P might look like. Of course, imagining what Android P looks like might be the closest many Android users get to the new build for the next year. But that is another issue that Google desperately needs to work on.

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10 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

FPS is better than iris and face. It cannot be fooled that easily

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's 5 years old news, FPscanner evolved several times since then.

7. DolmioMan

Posts: 332; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Lolwhat. The sensors now are essentially the same ones, just faster at transmitting data.

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Here’s a latest one for youhttps://smartphones.gadgethacks.com/news/researchers-find-masterprints-can-bypass-your-phones-fingerprint-scanner-0177081/ Nothing is hackproof on this planet and as the comment #7 says they are faster than before but they still can be hacked.

2. GREATexpectations

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2017

Interesting. Any scientific evidence to back it up? What are your sources?

4. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

Google any stories about people printing an image of themselves and getting that to unlock their phone? How can you think FPS isn't more secure than iris scanner?

8. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

This is where the new underscreen ultrasonic sensor comes into play. It is 3d so images will definitely fail. It is high resolution as well so simple casting methods like rubber cement will be prone to failure unless they are flawless.

3. GREATexpectations

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2017

Interesting. Any scientific evidence to back it up? What are your sources?

9. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Sorry Google...not interested.

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