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New Android ad on YouTube – you too are a unique fingerprint in the world

A new Android ad popped up on YouTube today, and it looks pretty funny and mysterious if you ask me. The premise of this clip is that everyone in the world is uniquely wonderful – exactly like fingerprints. The ad shows lots of finger people being their colorful and funny selves while coming together to have lots and lots of fun.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HbDQQ5WlS8

 

 

It’s a fun nice adorable Android ad, but we don’t have a clear reason for it yet. There is no hint behind it apart from the Android logo at the end. What could it be? A fingerprint sensor for a new device maybe? We shall see. Don’t be surprised if you see this ad – truncated or not – on TV, because it could have a nice pull. It is uploaded only on YouTube at the moment.

 

Source: YouTube

 

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[I/O] Android M to support fingerprint scanner for unlocking devices, paying online and other uses

Google has finally made the fingerprint scanner support official for Android. Future Android devices will be able to enjoy native biometrics in order to allow users access to their devices and more.

 

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Android M devices with this feature will make it easier to unlock your phone by taping on the reader once. When Android pay comes in play, all you will have to do is verify your identity with the fingerprint reader.

 

The fingerprint API can be used to allow secure log-ins and other features as well. The next best thing regarding fingerprint scanners on Android we have at the moment are the Samsung devices, so native support may come in handy for all devices out there. We’ll just have to wait for Android M to go live to see how profitable this can be.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a redesign haul – reportedly copying an iPhone feature

Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumored to be a whole new device, at least in terms of design, as the South-Korean manufacturer is investing in changing the looks of its prized flagship. Massively improved specs and a new look made with new materials are in order as the age of change is upon us… again.

 

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One thing that Galaxy S6 will be “borrowing” from its sworn enemy – the iPhone – is the fingerprint scanner. The S5 swipe-like fingerprinter will be put aside by a more button-y sensor similar to that of Apple’s TouchID sensor that has touch-based recognition in the home button. This basically means that the next Galaxy will have a larger home button than its predecessors.

Do you think Samsung would actually take the competition’s technology and make it their own? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Techradar

 

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner – find out how to set it up

Samsung Galaxy S5 presents a nifty fingerprint scanner you will have to setup in order to use. Sadly, recent tests show this scanner is not as slick as the one on iPhone 5s, but it can hold its own when it comes to authenticating Samsung accounts or virtual bank accounts. It lets you unlock or lock your phone or use your Paypal account to pay for things online.

Samsung Galaxy S5, source Karlis Dambrans/Flickr
Samsung Galaxy S5, source Karlis Dambrans/Flickr

The fingerprint scanner lets users set up to three different fingers and back everything up with a dedicated password. It will require a swipe on the screen to read your fingerprint though, which is a pretty particular trick.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fingerprint scanner on the home button that you can use to unlock your phone.

To set it up you have to get into Settings, Quick Settings and then select Finger Scanner. There you will find various ways to set your fingerprint scanner. When you choose a finger to scan, you will have to repeat the swipe movement over the home button for 8 times in order for your print to be learnt and later used.

Below you can see a quick tutorial on how to setup your fingerprint scanner.