According to a change uncovered in the Android source code, the Nexus 6 was designed with a fingerprint scanner in mind, but was removed in late August.
A new ruling in Virginia essentially makes it possible for police officers to force you to reveal evidence on your locked smartphone — providing you use fingerprint unlock as opposed to a passcode.
A new report describes the Note 4’s fingerprint authentication features, which include all the functionality from the Galaxy S5 and a handful of new features.
CrucialTec, the company currently supplying fingerprint scanners to Samsung, has developed a new ultra-thin area-type biometric module, named “Fermion”.
Speaking at an investor forum in Hong Kong, Samsung has outlined its vision for the future of biometric sensors and mobile security.
Password management service LastPass announced that Galaxy S5 users will be able to log into the app – and, by extension, into any app or service whose password is stored with LastPass – with a simple swipe of their finger.
Samsung patent application suggests simultaneous fingerprint scanning for e-wallet authentication and gesture controls, with optical or capacitive sensors built right into the screen.
According to a new report from SamMobile, the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint scanner that is integrated into its home button. Unlike Apple’s implementation, Samsung’s scanner can recognize up to 8 fingerprints.
The latest rumor has reiterated beliefs that the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint scanner, and also suggests that the handset could arrive bezel-less.
According to a Korean publication, the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint scanner rather than an iris scanner when it comes out later this year.