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It looks like things are about to get interesting. Despite Google being awarded a patent earlier this month for face-to-unlock features, Apple appears to be applying to patent almost the exact same thing. Who wants to bet that this ends up being settled in a court somewhere?

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A year ago, Google introduced the Face Unlock feature on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is a novel and convenient way – when it works, anyway — to quickly unlock your Android phone... after it recognizes your face, with security not being the main focus.

The main criticism that is often leveled against the quirky Face Unlock is that flashing a still photo of the user when tryi...

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We’ve been hearing about patents, patent wars, copyright infringement, and so on for a while now, yet today is probably the first time we will be talking about a potential patent-related conflict... inside the Android camp.

HTC has apparently been granted a patent on Face Unlock, the facial recognition software offered by Google in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Something doesn’t feel right ab...

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Okay let me start off by saying all these patents that everyone is applying for is getting a bit ridiculous. Apple has applied to the USPTO for another technology patent, which Apple is not... even using but is one of the biggest features in Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich. Apple’s application describes the patent as a brand new technology that allows a user to unlock a device by...

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It has been a long time since the Galaxy Nexus was announced. And frankly, most of us have gotten tired of waiting. Therefore, Verizon, Google, and Samsung finally decided to put out the Galaxy... Nexus (Verizon LTE) up for sale.

One reason why you should believe that the smartphone is finally out is because I wrote this review on my new Galaxy Nexus. I can assure you that the wait was tota...

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Those of you who are thinking that the Face Unlock feature in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich–and first featured in the Galaxy Nexus–is a security feature may be in for some disappointment. ... Someone was able to show a photo to the Galaxy Nexus and the device instantly unlocked itself without complaining.

Blogger Soya Cincau captured live footage of the “test” that was done that sho...

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Being able to securely store data is probably the most crucial aspect of having a successful operating system. Besides being able to navigate more easily through your Android device’s varied interfaces... or taking better pictures, you also want to worry less about viruses and other malware and other such unfortunate occurrences that can happen. And let’s not forget if your smartphone or tablet  is e...

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If you’re like me, you don’t like inputting a password, but still want some security for your phone. After all, you most likely paid a few hundred dollars for it. Therefore, your... phone should be able to unlock itself when it sees its owner smiling into the front-facing camera.

On October 18, Google did just that. With Matias Duarte at the helm, his new Galaxy Nexus shou...