Android Authority newsletter

The best way to stay connected to the Android pulse. Our main newsletter is the Android Weekly which is sent every Sunday and contains all the top Android news, reviews and features from the past week.

The best way to stay connected to the Android pulse.

100% Privacy, No Spam Policy: We value privacy and your email address will be 100% secure. We hate spam just like you do and will never send you too much email, nor will we ever share your information with anyone.

Moto Z2 Force officially announced with a new dual-camera setup, thinner design

by Jimmy Westenberg 1 day ago20 comments

Meet the latest Moto Mod: a snap-on 360-degree camera

by Brian Reigh 1 day ago0 comments

Plastic OLED is about to come back in a big way

by Robert Triggs 20 hours ago0 comments

Google releases Android O Developer Preview 4

by Jimmy Westenberg 2 days ago0 comments
392 articles

Vivo, not Samsung, could be first to put fingerprint sensors into phone screens

Manufacturers race to integrate fingerprint sensors into phone screens and make standalone sensors obsolete. But who will be first to the finish line?
by Bogdan PetrovanJune 16, 201759

Synaptics has a new finger scanner with force sensing and swipe recognition

Synaptics has a new series of fingerprint scanners that can sense force, recognize swipe gestures, support soft keys and live under various materials.
by Kris CarlonMarch 30, 20172

Why the Galaxy S8 finger scanner location is …

Leaked renders again suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature a new rear fingerprint scanner placement, but is this a good or bad design choice?
by Robert TriggsFebruary 7, 201786

How to add fingerprint authentication to your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with single-touch identification, by making use of Marshmallow's new fingerprint recognition feature.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 6, 20174
 
 

Synaptics combines fingerprint and facial recognition for smartphone security

Synaptics has revealed its "multi-factor biometric fusion engine" that can combine fingerprint and facial recognition on smartphones for security.
by John CallahamJanuary 3, 20171

Synaptics announces what sounds a lot like the Galaxy S8 optical fingerprint scanner

Synaptics has today unveiled its Natural ID optical finger sensors, designed to be placed under the display glass, much like recent Galaxy S8 rumors.
by Kris CarlonDecember 13, 201613

Samsung may be building its own fingerprint scanners

According to reports from Korea, Samsung is gearing up to release its own fingerprint scanner components in early 2017, which could end its dependence on Synaptics.
by Robert TriggsNovember 10, 20164

Googler explains why Nexus phones won’t get Pixel fingerprint gestures

A Googler has explained the reason why the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X won't get the fingerprint scanner gesture features found on the Google Pixel: priorities.
by Kris CarlonNovember 1, 2016159

Galaxy S8 rumored to feature optical fingerprint recognition

A new rumor claims the Galaxy S8 will incorporate an optical fingerprint scanner, but we don't see this one panning out. Here's why.
by Kris CarlonOctober 26, 201676

How to activate the Xperia XZ & X Compact fingerprint scanners in the US

US Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact customers can activate the dormant fingerprint scanning hardware by installing firmware from other countries.
by Robert TriggsOctober 6, 201613
Load More
End of the line!