FIDO Alliance: the first Android-based device with fingerprint scanners to appear in early 2014

With the fingerprint sensor Touch ID, which debuted at the heart of the smartphone iPhone 5S, Apple has stopped up his belt many producers previously tried to implement a similar feature in their mobile devices as it will.

Despite the fact that Touch ID is not ideal , it can instantly unlock the device and thereby save valuable time. After the announcement of the iPhone 5S, many predicted the invasion of mobile devices equipped with fingerprint scanners. It seems that soon the word analysts are backed by actions of manufacturers.

Community FIDO Alliance, the successor to the usual methods of cooking password authentication, promised that within six months the market will receive the first Android-based device, equipped with a similar fingerprint protection. This was stated by President Michael Barrett community resource USA Today . Recall that in the FIDO Alliance includes 48 companies, among which is Google.

It should be noted that the FIDO Alliance plans go far beyond biometrics OS Android. The main purpose community – a universal system of data protection, which can offer the widest range of authentication methods. Mr. Barrett even expects shortly to join the alliance and the company Apple.

At present it is difficult to say that this is a universal system of data protection, but one thing is known – a course for all-round protection of user data on mobile devices has taken not only by Apple.

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