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Android Fingerprint Scanner Might Become Reality Next Update

Fingerprint Scanner Android

Google’s upcoming update to its Android operating system might come with full support for fingerprint scanning security, according to a report on BuzzFeed News which cites people who claim to have knowledge of the company’s plans.

According to the BuzzFeed report, the company’s new mobile operating, Android M, is to include native fingerprint authentication which will allow users to log in to supported apps on their devices without the need for a password.

The report also notes that the new feature is expected to be announced next week in San Francisco, California during a keynote at the Google I/O conference— an annual conference for developers.

The search giant declined to comment to BuzzFeed on the matter of fingerprint sensor support.

If the tech titan really does unveil a native fingerprint authentication support for the Android M operating system, CNET reports that such a move would suggest the launch of a fingerprint-sensing application programming interface (API) for developers, as doing so would allow developers to incorporate the new-to-Android authentication feature into their apps.

The release of native fingerprint support rests on the company launching Android M, however, it has yet to confirm whether it will announce M as the next version of its mobile operating system. But, in a strange turn of events, Google published a reference to Android M in a developer breakout session posted to Google’s I/O site which, according to CNET, has since been removed.

In other Android coverage here at Immortal News, Google plans to allow users to preregister soon-to-be-released apps.

How bad do you want the tech giant to announce fingerprint scanning support for Android devices at next week’s I/O conference?

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