Software

Did Android 7.1.2 brick fingerprints for you? Maybe flash the update…

Did Android 7.1.2 brick fingerprints for you? Maybe flash the update… Reports have come into Google’s support forums for both Nexus and Pixel devices of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update borking the functionality of the fingerprint sensor. The over-the-air update for the unlocked Pixel and Pixel XL units (build N2G47E) seems … Read more on […]

Apple

Opinion: Apple might introduce facial-recognition in future iPhones but fingerprints will remain

It seems pretty clear by this stage that Apple is working on a near-bezel-free design for the iPhone 8. Not only have we heard consistent reports supporting this idea – and Jony Ive’s ambitions of a ‘single slab of glass’ design –… 9to5Mac

Apple

News: Apple patents another way to scan fingerprints without Touch ID sensor

Apple has been granted a patent for a new type of fingerprint reading technology that doesn’t require a dedicated scanning sensor. The patent was originally filed by LuxVue before that company was bought by Apple in 2014. The design uses a combination of micro-LED light and infrared diodes to detect a pattern, making it possible […]