Fingerprint sensors coming to Android devices in the next 6 months

By , Oct 3, 2013

Of course it was just a matter of time. As always, Apple wasn’t first to market, but it was the first to make fingerprint sensors a popular technology that will be used in many future devices. This shift is happening barely two weeks after the iPhone 5s launched. Can’t innovate my ass!

But six months from now Barrett says he will be able to choose from the latest Android models that will come equipped with a biometric sensor capable of letting him swipe his fingerprint to access a wide range of his online accounts.

That’s the scenario being proactively pursued by the FIDO Alliance, a group of 48 tech companies, led by PayPal and Lenovo, hustling to implement a milestone technical standard.

Read the full article on USA Today (via The Verge)

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  • chumawumba

    Why am I not surprised

    • DomL

      Because it’s expected

    • Jonathan

      You said the exact words I was thinking to post down here before I read your comment…
      Coincidence? I think not.

    • felixtaf

      Soon someone will come, downvote you and say fingerprint sensors were there a decade ago on their laptops.. bla bla bla.

      • Taf Khan

        Yeah… And what’s more they will probably be logged in as a guest. Trolls these days seem to be in disguise.

    • Taf Khan

      Because where Apple goes, others follow… .

      • jocastro

        that more the other ways around, android has had most of the features on iphone 5s for years, apple is just finally maybe a little bit, catching up.. with 64 processor and fingerprinting,

  • Freddy Born

    So sad

  • mehrab

    So orginal.

  • Rares

    I’m shocked -__-

  • daniel

    here comes the people who would say “so original”.. Apple didn’t invent this shit.

    • http://www.iDownloadBlog.com Sebastien

      I specifically wrote the second sentence of this quick post to avoid comments like the one you just posted. I guess that wasn’t enough.

      • Jonathan

        Apparently not.

      • felixtaf

        You seriously think these people read the blog post before commenting?

      • Kurt

        Aren’t you the one who is calling other tech companies sheep for following Apple when Apple was 3rd mobile tech company to come out with a scanner while I know of two others who already have them nearly completed?

      • felixtaf

        Yes I was the one. You can read @Rowan09:disqus reply for my comment. It has the answer.
        Apple never invented anything. Touchscreen phones, tablets, ipod etc. Nothing is Apple’s invention. But as soon as they release those products, they become popular, standard and other tech companies follow them. That is y I called them SHEEPS.
        Edit: Also check out Unboxtherapy (youtube) for iPhone 5s finger print scanner. Its not the same technology as in laptops or in Atrix 4G. Am not sure about Vega’s tech.

      • Kurt

        Other tech companies do copy and follow Apple. And Apple copies others. I love my cards in iOS 7, Oh i mean “mulitasking” They all have big influences on one another. Though I give more credit to Apple for some unique changes to the mobile space. Apple is definitely a tech leader, but they are a tech follower too-in more instances a follower. But when they lead, they lead in unique ways. But fingerprint scanning? no. I wouldn’t be surprised if they heard about other companies coming out with them this year and tried to beat them to it. They succeeded with Samsung/HTC but failed with Pantech and Motorola of course which Motorola’s never wowed many.

      • BoardDWorld

        They were the first one to get it right. It’s not placed in some obscure area, it’s built right into the home button. It works without being very specific on how your finger placed and it works quickly. I also noted “swipe” his fingerprint was written, no touch. If that is the case it’s likely to be more annoying than useful.

        Maybe we’ll be surprised, but I’m inclined to think just like the Android OS itself it will be years and years before it matches up to Apples implementation.

      • Taf Khan

        Sebastian , ahem… how about a trolling feature! Apple vs Samsung, or iOS vs Android, could include a poll where users can vote for certain questions asked, comments on what readers like or don’t like about either encouraged, if done in the right way I reckon it could be a big success.

      • felixtaf

        And keep the comment section SHUT down for that post. :-)

      • Taf Khan

        Ok, keep comments shut, a results update should tell a story of its own.

    • Joey_Z

      Apple didn’t invent most of its technology. But Apple invented new ways of use for these technology that others thought wouldn’t make money.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Wow!!!!! Rlly?

    • Jonathan

      No.

      *small print* I wish.

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Lol

  • Chris Holden

    monkey see monkey do

    • MehLaMeh

      Apple does that too, FYI.

  • Christopher

    This has been the game for both company’s since day one
    One does something new, then other must try to up one
    I was expecting a similar idea to come to android, funny thing is android wont see the numbers as apple gets on new device launches lol

  • Kenny Woodard

    The HTC One Max has had leaks of a fingerprint sensor since before the iPhone 5s came out. It’s just a matter of time before every phone maker implements the technology. That’s the point of competition, to match and then one-up the competitors.

    • Rowan09

      So your saying the iPhone 5s rumors didn’t mean anything huh even the HTC One Max still isn’t out yet you give them the credit for something over the 5s huh?

      • Kenny Woodard

        I’m not giving anyone credit? It’s a free country and economy. It makes sense for people to use the same technology because they are all aiming to sell phones. This isn’t stealing or copying. The Wright brothers built an airplane, does that mean no one besides them should get to make money off of it? People need to understand that is is just competition in a free market. Not stealing and copycat work. As new technology rises, everyone will adapt to take advantage of it.

      • Rowan09

        Apple adds a notification center they stole from Android, they add quick toggles they stole from Android. When will anyone say someone stole something from Apple? I agree it’s not stealing but it’s obvious that if Apple didn’t do a fingerprint scanner it’s more than likely something of the past on phones.

      • Kenny Woodard

        The Atrix a few years ago had one. It just wasn’t up to par with what people needed. Yes Apple got ideas from Cydia and android. But that’s just them trying to make a competitive product.

      • Rowan09

        I agree. Apple had visual voicemail first and now a lot of companies has the same. I don’t see anything as copying as long as you’re not trying to make yourself the same as the other company.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        I am pretty sure that android atole notification center from blackberry curve. There was one section/menu where tiu could see everything summed uo for you. And apple does quick toggles in more of a jailbreak fashion. Android di not invent quick toggles either. This could go on and on. It is a piece of software idea, and anyone is welcome to use it unless it is trademarked.

      • Rowan09

        I couldn’t agree more. Thank you.

      • Chindavon

        Android stole that stuff from iPhone jailbreak community.

      • Dani Hayes

        How about the Motorola Atrix?? Came out in 2010 WITH a fingerprint sensor.

      • Rowan09

        What about it? No one ever said Apple invented fingerprint scanners, fingerprint scanners been around for years even before the Atrix. Apple is making it popular as you can see no one cared about it until Apple implemented it into the 5s. All the scanners I’ve used as well are swipe scanners this one is not.

      • Dani Hayes

        Swipe or scan, it’s still the same. Apple isn’t making it popular they’re just now getting on board with them.

      • Rowan09

        Really? So why is it Samsung amongst others coming out with a fingerprint scanner now? Come on you can’t give an opinion to facts.

    • felixtaf

      If Apple do something to MATCH the competitor, its called copycat, stealing, cheating etc. If others do the same, its called competition, to match and to be one with competitors.

      Whatever it is, competition is good for customers.

      • Kenny Woodard

        It’s nothing more than advertising for the companies when they blame other companies for stealing. They want to shame another company for doing something every single company has ever done, which is take advantage of technology and make products to compete.

      • Frozen Bee .GFKS

        sadly its true

      • Guest

        This “company B copied company A” stuff all started with you Apple fanboys (when the iPhone was released in 2007), and it needs to end with you. The day we no longer see comments claiming some company X copied Apple is the day you’ll no longer see comments claiming Apple copied some company X.

    • Kurt

      Check out the youtube vid I posted. This was out in Aug from Pantech. I like the iPhone’s scanner better. And we all know about the rumors out in July about the Note 3 having the fingerprint scanner on the back and then later the rumors that they couldn’t get enough of them. I’m sure they will be in the S5, but hopefully not on back. Don’t like it there.

      • Rowan09

        Kurt your here. Where were you went they posted your beloved Samsung lies on its benchmarks? Anyways I’m not sure what your trying to prove because cellphones with a fingerprint scanner is very old. I don’t know if your just trying to avoid that Apple is making it popular so others are following them.

      • Kurt

        Read the title of this post. It ignores the Android devices that came out with them THIS year and ignores the ones in the HTC One Max (whatever it’s called) etc…I won’t repeat myself.

        Don’t ignore my many complaints about Samsung. I am just more fair about it than you who wouldn’t dare criticize your beloved Apple. I bet Apple heard one or more of the Android devices were coming out this year with fingerprint scanners and they were able to beat them to the punch, well some of them did anyway.

        Don’t be misled by the title which conveniently doesn’t talk about this past summer’s devices

      • Rowan09

        I give credit when it’s due and you’re not. You making things up just to try to make a point. Fingerprint scanners on a cellphone isn’t new so it doesn’t matter who was going to do anything first, who is the one making it popular, Apple. Apple purchase Authentec in 2012 to include an improved fingerprint scanner. Give Apple it’s credit when it’s due and they are the ones that’s making fingerprint scanners on cellphones popular.

      • mehrab

        The iphone 5 was supposed to have a fingerprint sensor. Apple bought a fingerprint sensor company before any one talking about fingerprint snesors so yeah your wrong.

      • Taf Khan

        That’s bollocks. You are never fair, you fabricate stuff, never base anything on Facts, and have no sources to back your claims… Tut tut

      • John

        What would you prefer the title to say Kurt? “(Android failed to make fingerprint sensors work but) they will be coming (back) to devices in the next 6 months (because they are going to copy Apple after they have now worked out how they should work.)”

      • Taf Khan

        Probably logged in as a Guest Troll!

      • John

        Speaking of Guest trolls…you should ask your Fandroid buddy @kurt178:disqus all about Guest postings. At least @Rowan09:disqus is willing to put a face to his name every time he posts something.

      • Taf Khan

        Very true. I have asked him Already. He won’t reply. He is the biggest Fanidroid Troll here.

      • John

        Don’t hold your breathe waiting for an answer either.

        @kurt178:disqus is a coward, as I said in a previous post, he replied..then deleted it and then said the exact same thing 3 seconds later as a Guest and apparently I’m the one who blindly follows one company.

      • Guest

        The Motorola ATRIX 4G had a finger print scanner and it was released in 2011.

      • Chindavon

        And nobody cared about that tech until…well now. What a wierd Ka-winky-dink.

      • Taf Khan

        Pantech suck!

    • Chindavon

      Just say it out loud. You know you want to say, “it’s a natural progression.”

  • Obsidian71

    Will it work is the question. Android has a lot of stuff but much of it doesn’t work well. The Diablo is always in the details folks

    • Kurt

      Pantech’s technically works better than Apple’s as it works as well and can do more, but why put it on the back?? Ugly

      • Rowan09

        You’ve used the Pantech phone and own a 5s?

      • Frozen Bee .GFKS

        work better? stop trolling pls

      • mehrab

        Hahahahahahahha pantechs technology works just as good? I tested one its not near the 5s

      • Kurt

        Please stop lying. iPhone 5 was so unimpressive. But iPhone 5s I am very impressed with it. I’m also impressed with other phones too. YOU NEVER say anything negative about Apple but ONLY bad about other phones. You are so biased and full of dung haha

      • mehrab

        Theres nothing to lie about its not as good i tested how can it be? Apple bough a special company invested millions of dollars perfecting it. Speciation wise the 5s has a much better scanner and it looks better and its scratch free they implemented it so well on to the software also making it so cool and easy i love how i dont require passwords anymore whenever i use older phones it feels hard to go back. Other then that i can say bad things ios 7 is not as polishe and optimized as ios 6 was. I bet that has to do something with scott forstall outage. There are bits and pieces of sloppy ui ideas which apple hasnt addressed yet there are bugs. Theere are lag in some older phones in some parts. And ipad is not optimized at all.
        There you go^
        Theres nothing bad i can say about the 5s great screen battery amazing performance ios 7 runs perfect nice useful features simple and efficient.

      • John

        Careful there with your allegations.

        “Scratch free” and “I love how I don’t require passwords anymore” – Are you 100% certain about that? I assume you use Touch ID on your iPhone then? Switch it off for me, then switch it back on…try unlocking the phone using Touch ID and tell me how long it takes, please.

        After that, don’t do anything in any of the ‘iStores’ for 12 hours and then try to download something, even a free App, and tell me what happens.

        Apple implements technology when it’s ready to do so, slowly, allowing people to become accustomed to it rather then dumping everything in the lap of the user at once and drawing them in things to do. There are many examples of this but has Apple really successfully implemented Touch ID………My heart says yes, my brain says no.

      • mehrab

        Wtf are you talking about? Are you high?

      • John

        Yes, I’m high as a kite…should try it sometime.
        It’s called reality.

        I’ll talk slowly for you, then you can maybe keep up.

        WHAT. THE. HELL?
        Scratch free? The iPhone is not scratch free.
        And your claims of never having to remember a password again, wrong. You are wrong. You have to know you password, and you have to remember it, just like the PIN code for your iPhone.

        Get your facts right before posting man, it would be better for you.

      • mehrab

        Hahaha your funny wtf hell is wrong with you?

        I said the sensor the touch id sensor is scratch bcos it uses a sapphire crystal cover the camera lens uses sapphire also.

        I said its awesome how i dont have to put in passcodes anymore when i unlock my phone and compared it to my older phones and tabs that it feels awkward and hard to put in passcodes to unlock them. Btw i never really need to remember cos i need it like “never” and i put something like 0000 wonder who forgets that? And mail it to myself to make sure i never lose it lol.

      • John

        I’m just going off the words you typed, if you meant something else…then that’s what you should have written.

        The iPhone is not scratch proof, and honestly either is the Touch ID sensor, however it is more resilient to scratches because it’s made of sapphire crystal.

        You didn’t say “its awesome how i dont have to put in passcodes anymore when i unlock my phone and compared it to my older phones”, your exact words were “i love how i dont require passwords anymore whenever i use older phones it feels hard to go back.” — It’s not correct, you do have to enter passcodes when you restart your phone and you have to enter your Apple ID password periodically, so you are wrong.

      • mehrab

        Lol okay its pretty touch id and the lens cover of the is pretty much prone to scarthcing and i think you restart your iphone 10 times a day huh? I restart my iphone prolly once a year i guess lol

      • John

        Bhahah.

        “Please stop lying”. Like please. I mean…my feelings are hurt and shit. Speaking of being biased and full of dung, how are your posts, Kurt?

      • Chindavon

        Work better? It doesn’t get any simpler with a high, really high successful rate than the touch ID.

      • John

        If it worked better, how come we aren’t seeing more of it today.

        Wait…are you finally admitting Android is ugly?
        FINALLY.

  • felixtaf

    Actually tech companies are the real SHEEPS. They follow and do everything Apple do!

    • Rowan09

      I agree Apple makes a gold iPhone and Samsung is making a gold S4, Apple does a 64Bit chip now everyone is going to do the same, Apple comes out with a fingerprint scanner for easier use and now it seems as if its going to be a standard. Apple didn’t invent any of these things, they always make them popular and people always act as if they are trailing behind some other company when it’s the other way around.

      • Chindavon

        Apple didn’t invent half this stuff, but fandroids just can’t give credit to them for starting these tech/style trends.

      • Hwang Lee

        Exactly. Apple hasn’t really invented anything since Wozniak.

        I’m fine with refreshing ideas, but people really just need to give credit where it is due.

    • MehLaMeh

      And Apple follows other companies, too. All companies copy something from another company, directly or indirectly.

  • Chuck Finley

    How is a spec refresh and a new case innovation?

    How is a fingerprint censor in a phone innovation? If combining two existing products together is innovation then me combining noodles and spaghetti together is also innovation.

    I know this is primarily an Apple focused blog, but the blind fanboyism is just hilarious sometimes.

    • Ignacio Irigoyen

      64 bit processor?, The why the finger print reader works is also innovative. Taking a lot of ideas and make it them work together is not an easy feat.

      Apple did not invented the cell phone, but innovated with the iphone.

      If people like you were not so prone to hate everything about Apple just becouse, maybe you would see thing diferently and for sure have a happy life, likeing what you want without the need to point at what other people like and say it is stupid.

      • Guest

        They didn’t need a 64-bit processor just for the finger print scanner, also Motorola had a smartphone with a finger print scanner in 2011 that seems to have worked quite well.

      • Hwang Lee

        Yeah, the only problem was that it wasn’t deeply integrated with Android

      • felixtaf

        Atrix fingerprint scanner worked very well? R u sure? Even a great android fan wont accept your ‘worked quite well’ phrase.

      • Guest

        -

      • John

        Don’t you love when guests concede defeat and delete their posts before anyone really has a chance to read it?

      • felixtaf

        lol.. But new people will feel weird that I answered empty posts by an in-existing user!

      • John

        I’ve had it before where they deleted another user so it looked like I was having a conversation with myself. LOL

      • John

        Don’t worry about the 64bit processor, how about the M7 coprocessor. I don’t see Samsung or HTC implementing a coprocessor.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      You clearly do not understand the defination of innovating. It doesn’t necessarily mean creating a brand new piece of techonology, it is sometimes combining techonology or use the ones that other companies already created, and make it a way better experience. And that, is Apple style.

      You cannot say iPod is not an innovation. Yes, good lord, Apple did not created the forst god dam mp3 player. But look how iPod and iTunes changed the entire music industry. Samething goes with iPhone and iPad. But I will presume that you already now the story.

    • Chindavon

      Innovation because it moves tech. Gee…who’s going to be following the herd all of the sudden (gold, FS, 64-bit, etc.). It’s going to kickstart mobile payments and make it mainstream. That is not one easy feat. Only one company has the foresight to do this and it don’t start with the letter ‘S’.

  • Kurt

    watch?v=BKGjR97X6nY <—Pantech Vega LTE-A out in Aug. I prefer the iPhone's being under the home button. This can do some additional tasks though.

  • omrishtam

    what did i tell you?

    • Guest

      Please search for ‘Motorola ATRIX 4G’.

      • felixtaf

        Please do search for the difference in technology in Atrix 4g sensor and 5s Sensor. Also do check for the application and performance of both. An average laptop sensor worked very well than the one in Atrix 4G!

      • Guest

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      • felixtaf

        No one here is claiming that Apple did it first. Its simply that Apple do and everyone follows. Atrix 4g had fingerprint sensor in 2011, I dint see any talks about fingerprint sensors aftr Atrix 4G release. Now with Apple release, every manufacturer is implying it in their products.
        Same goes to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Siri, 64bit cpu, Gold colour etc

  • tom

    What if i told you that Apple copies from Android too?

    Some Examples:

    Notification center, control center, dynamic walls, Burst mode (s4 has it).

    Thats hoe technology works. If androids have bigger screens, Apple has to follow. Same with fingerprint scanners.

    Also, i have an ipad and a Nexus 4

    • Umut Bilgiç

      What if i told you android stall from others! Notification center thingy wahetever android calls it, was first made popular an clise to todays design, was blackberry with their curve phone. Control center is basucally wuick toggles it is definately not something new. There were phones who had quick settings acceses before any legit smarphones. And omg, burst mode? Really? The “burst mode” was being used in photography for very long time. What I am sayin is, there is no real inventor, someone makes a piece if software ide, and companies improve over it, that is the idea of competetion.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Sorry that had a lot of typos, typing on mobile, cant edit properly.

    • mehrab

      What if i told you live wallpapers taken from windows vista, live toggles from sybian notification ventre from blackberry curve,symbian, aka jailbreak tweaks what if i told you the burst mode on the 5s never lags/stops performance and takes sharper pics at 10 fps along with awesome picture finding software better then smasungs and is super easy?

    • MehLaMeh

      All companies copy/steal/imitate other companies’ stuff in one way or another (pun not intended). Android copies Apple, Apple copies Android.

  • Dao Sasone

    This is the government’s way of getting everyone’s fingerprint into their database

    • Saeed Ghattas

      Not apple’s users :)

      • MehLaMeh

        Can’t be sure about that though…

      • Saeed Ghattas

        Yes you can. It’s not stored anywhere on the device and it can’t be recognized because it’s not “stored” as an image! And it delete itself after two days!

      • MehLaMeh

        You said it was not stored anywhere in the device yet you said that it deletes itself after two days? You can’t delete something that “isn’t stored in the device”.

    • John

      Did you watch the keynote or did the tin foil hat disrupt the download?

      Show me how the government is able to access the fingerprint information on an iPhone, please…considering the fact they can’t even access iMessage conversations and FaceTime calls.

      • Dao Sasone

        U p po need to stop assuming dat wat other says is da truth. Especially wen it cums to da gov. How many lies n scandas took placed since da 1st president?

      • John

        WHAAAAAAA?
        Once more. This time in English.
        I mean proper English.

        Go get yourself an education and then come back and and play with the adults.

      • Dao Sasone

        Dere u go again assumin I dont hava education. Its my pref on how I type n wat I say. If u dont lik it den dont affiliate wit me. Simple as dat.

      • John

        You don’t. It is simple.
        Anyone who types with at least half of the letters of a word wrong or missing cannot possibly have spent more then a day in kindergarden.

        Do you even know how to tie your shoelaces?

        As for affiliating with you, firstly I’m surprised you know what that word means, congratulations. Secondly, the only way I would affiliate with someone like you is if you opened the door for me at my apartment building.

        Here, we speak English, God knows what the hell you’re typing.

      • Dao Sasone

        Haha dat xplains it. U liv in an apartment. U cant dink outside of ur lil box dats y everyding needs to be in order. Ur brain iq isnt hi enuff comprehend da way I type. U hav no idea of education level so jus keep assumin.

      • John

        I lost you after Haha. Could you speak in English of for me, please? It looks like you’ve taken a bunch of letters from a scrabble board and just thrown them together.

        My brain is perfectly fine to comprehend what you are typing, it’s just that when you do type with zero grammar and zero ability to type in words that are in the English language (as I assume that’s what you are trying to do), you’re made to look dumb and slow and on the whole, ridiculous.

        End. Of. Story.
        Good bye.

      • John

        What?
        English, please.

        Learn to spell mate…seriously. It would help other humans understand what you are trying to say.

      • MehLaMeh

        Took me a hard time to read your comment. You can’t really say that everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) that the President does is either a scam or a scandal.

      • Dao Sasone

        Im not stating dat. Im sayin deres proof of dem bs us. We only no wat dey want us to no. N wen dey do get caught, deres always an excuse

      • MehLaMeh

        Where’s your proof then? Not that I agree with The President (I’m Asian, OK?) but can you be sure that they really are messing with those fingerprints? It can either be a yes or a no, but who knows? You can’t just assume stuff, FYI.

        And on a side note, please use proper grammar.

    • MehLaMeh

      Proof? Sources? References? It may or may not be true, but who knows?

  • xSim

    Hah! Gayyyyhh!

  • trumpet444

    “As always, Apple wasn’t first to market” needs to be in big fat bold letters. The Motorola Atrix had this parlor trick over two years ago. (I personally don’t see the fascination with it.) Apple isn’t first to market with a LOT of things, but for some reason they make them popular all the while slyly convincing people that they were first to do something without actually saying it. “Ahead of its time”. “Unprecedented”. Don’t get me wrong tho, I’m typing this on an iPad and will surely buy the upgrade this month if it comes out, but hardly anyone copies Apple anymore. Most everything they do has been done, and then for some reason everyone else rushes out to do again what Apple just did.

    • dialogueanalog

      the thing that apple do is make already made things better. finger print on atrix was awful. the touch id actually works

      • Hwang Lee

        It wasn’t the sensor itself. It’s just that Android never really supported the sensor.

      • trumpet444

        That’s interesting. I never thought of that

      • Hwang Lee

        The Atrix was just one phone out of how many Android phones were out there. I don’t think Google really wanted to spend time to change pars of their OS for just one phone.

      • trumpet444

        I suppose you are right about that, the Atrix did suck. So, by definition, they do innovate a lot. I guess I’m just tired of the sycophants that mistaken this as invention rather than innovation.

  • Hwang Lee

    I mean of course, this is obvious. But really, Apple follows distributors of Android too. The iPhone 5 and above has a bigger screen than all other models. Why? Because Samsung and others popularized big screen phones. It’s a cycle.

    And as for the whole “Android took notification center from BB”, it’s really just the same logic as what Apple does with other features: popularize it.

  • ɑղժɾҽա

    Apple sets the precedent yet again with.

  • Ted Forbes

    If there is one thing I can say about Samsung is that they don’t waist time and another thing they see the prospects and they are unconcern with who think what.

    They are copying, and running behind, but one thing is sure is they refuse to be left behind.

    Its the way to go especially in a market where there are tens of billions to be made and you know how. So Why NOT!

    They might be sued by Apple for millions, but they will make billions. So Why NOT!

    In the final analysis its about the money.

  • M R

    Iphone FTW

  • Joseph

    People complain about this because bringing the innovation to everyone is apparently a bad thing.

    • felixtaf

      Nothing like that. People complain for not-giving credits where its due. Most people here arguing for Atrix 4G. Atrix 4G was an innovative product to include fingerprint sensor. But it wasnt 100%. Now with Apple its 100% (So far no flaws). And the tech world is gonna follow Apple, but they never followed Atrix 4G.

      Thats the point many of us here trying to make. Tech world now try to imitate whatever Apple or Samsung do to their devices.
      Ex for Samsung Imitator: LG Optimus G Pro is a perfect ripoff of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and its features.

  • s0me

    This sounds a bit familiar to me[FIDO Alliance,], I have read it before Apple put that sensor in the iphone.

  • ha3ks

    I’m just going to put this out there, but the Motorola Droid had a fingerprint sensor… And a laptop docking system thing….. S’all I’m saying and I’m happy with my iPhone 5 (not c or s)

  • THEO DiengTech

    Face detection is not enaugh ??