To serve as a framework for the “Nexus Imprint” feature in their new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, Google added native fingerprint scanner support to Android 6.0. Sure, Android devices have had fingerprint scanners in the past, but this is a unified, system-wide implementation that all devices can use—meaning that in the near future, we may finally start to see apps that let you log in to your account with your fingerprint instead of a password.

So far, not many developers have taken advantage of this new fingerprint API, so the dream of logging into a bank account by touching a sensor… more


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