The new version of the Android operating system, the working title of which Android M, followed by iOS will get true native support for biometric authentication. This writes BuzzFeed on Friday.
Smartphones with built-in fingerprint sensor is no surprise. But if before the development of software for implementation of this technology lay on the shoulders of the manufacturers, starting with Android M, the function of biometric identification will become standard.
IPhone and iPad users with the fingerprint scanner Touch ID, they know everything about the usability of the technology, compared with the password. It is not only a huge time saver, but also a more reliable way to protect private data.
In fact, support fingerprint scanner could appear in Android 5.0 Lollipop. But when Apple bought the company AuthenTec she not only has at its disposal advanced technology in the field of biometric identification, but also deprived of the important benefits of its main competitor. If this deal did not take place, the flagship smartphone Nexus 6 with the standard Android platform would be equipped with a fingerprint scanner.
Be that as it may, several independent sources have confirmed that the technology will be available in the next version of the mobile platform Google. In Android M, according to rumors, will add a new API authentication, open to third-party developers. Thanks to the biometric technology that is built into the core software platform, users will be able to log into any supported application without entering the password.
It is expected that at the Google I/O conference, which will be held from 28 to 29 may, will also announced the launch of the payment system, Android Pay, which will replace the Google Wallet service. Currently, the Internet giant is working on a version of the operating system for ‘Internet of things’, known under the code name Brillo.