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This Week’s Top Mobile ID Articles: Fighting Fraud and Spotlighting Google

This Week’s Top Mobile ID Articles: Fighting Fraud and Spotlighting Google

If there are any themes in this week’s top stories for Mobile ID World, at least one of them would have to be the fight against fraud. It’s a topic that permeates the discussion of one of the most popular recent interviews we’ve had in some time, with the Chief Technical Officer of a leading…

Biometric Tablets Play a Key Role in Philippine Elections

Biometric Tablets Play a Key Role in Philippine Elections

“The larger aim is to eliminate voter fraud by ensuring that each eligible citizen gets a single vote.” National and local elections were held yesterday in the Philippines, and biometric technology from Gemalto played a key role. The company has revealed that it was selected, together with domestic IT firm Nextix, to provide biometric voter…

Latest Integrations Show Mobile Brands Keen On FPC’s Low-Cost Biometric Sensor

Latest Integrations Show Mobile Brands Keen On FPC’s Low-Cost Biometric Sensor

“Announced at the start of last summer, the FPC1511 is Fingerprint Cards’ most affordable fingerprint sensor yet, and has been an important component of the company’s strategy in the mobile sector… Fingerprint Cards has revealed that its biometric technology is being used in another new slate of mobile devices from multiple different smartphone brands including…

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

New Google Smartphones Feature FPC Biometrics Tech

Google has launched the latest devices in its Pixel line of smartphones, and they once again feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. Launching just seven months after the Pixel 3, the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are very similar devices, with one key difference: They’re priced at $399 and $479, respectively, compared to…

Myriad New Phones Feature FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Myriad New Phones Feature FPC Fingerprint Biometrics

Fingerprint Cards has placed fingerprint sensors in a slew of new smartphones from leading mobile manufacturers. The new phones include the Kyocera Duraforce Pro2, which features the FPC1145, and the Redmi 7, which boasts the FPC1511. The FPC1511 has also been integrated into a trio of smartphones from Huawei, including the Huawei Y7 2019, the…

New AMREL Rugged Tablets Feature Suprema Fingerprint Biometrics

New AMREL Rugged Tablets Feature Suprema Fingerprint Biometrics

AMREL has deployed Suprema ID’s BM-Slim2 fingerprint sensor in a pair of rugged biometric tablets. The company has announced that Suprema’s ultra-slim FAP20 scanner is now an integral component of the BIOPTIX 10.1-inch Windows and BioSense 8-inch Android models. The BM-Slim2 is compliant with FBI PIV standards, and offers extremely reliable fingerprint authentication on a…

HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global Partners with Device Authority for Enterprise IoT Security

HID Global is teaming up with Device Authority to make it easier for enterprises to secure and manage a large number of IoT devices. The new partnership will blend Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform with HID Global’s award-winning IdenTrust digital certificate solution. IdenTrust creates identity-based digital certificates that an be used to secure any device connected…

Sensory Announces Full Release of On-Device Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition Solution

Sensory Announces Full Release of On-Device Large Vocabulary Speech Recognition Solution

“Perhaps most importantly, the system is designed to operate entirely on a given device, with no need for data to be sent to an external server for processing, helping to protect end users’ privacy.” Sensory Inc. is looking to bring sophisticated speech recognition technology to a range of mobile and Internet of Things devices with…

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

‘Urgent Update’ for Galaxy S10 Enhances In-Display Biometrics

“While a notification for Samsung users framed it as an ‘urgent new software update’, it didn’t go into detail about what exactly the patch would do beyond a cryptic note reading ‘Biometrics security patch – Fingerprints’.” Samsung has significantly upgraded the fingerprint scanning software of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, and its plus-sized sibling,…

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google is continuing its pioneering effort to integrate FIDO2 into its various Android platforms. The FIDO Alliance has announced that any phone running Android 7+ can now be used as a FIDO2 security key to log into a Google account. The news comes only two months after the entire Android platform received FIDO2 certification, and…

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Latest Samsung Phone Points to Mainstreaming of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80. It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back,…

NXP and Google Pay Update Melbourne’s Transit System

NXP and Google Pay Update Melbourne’s Transit System

Public Transit Victoria (PTV) has integrated NXP’s MIFARE 2GO to create a mobile version of its myki transit cards. MIFARE 2GO is a cloud-based Android platform that will allow Australian commuters in Melbourne and the surrounding area to forego physical tickets and ride the bus, train, or tram after purchasing a fare with Google Pay.   …

AMREL’s BioFlex S Turns Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL’s BioFlex S Turns Samsung Smartphones into Rugged Biometric Devices

AMREL has launched a new smartphone module that can turn an ordinary Samsung smartphone into a rugged biometric device. Dubbed the BioFlex S, the new solution combines a rugged AMREL case with the BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint scanner from Suprema ID, and is designed primarily for use in law enforcement. “We have created a versatile,…

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

Galaxy S10’s Fingerprint Sensor Spoofed by 3D Print: Report

“…if the spoofing claim is legitimate, it’s another indication of the importance of liveness detection in contemporary biometric technology. New spoofing claims are raising questions about the efficacy of the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint scanner. As SamMobile reports, an Imgur user called “darshark” has published a post detailing how claims to have fooled one…

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

Apple Watch’s ECG System Comes to Europe, Hong Kong

“The ECG data from the Health app can be shared as a PDF with physicians, potentially enabling diagnosis and treatment for conditions that otherwise might have gone undetected.” The Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability is now being rolled out in Europe and Hong Kong through a new software update. First unveiled along with Apple’s latest iPhones…

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

LG Tries Its Hand at a New Kind of Authentication in G8 ThinQ

While the original announcement of LG’s next flagship smartphone made waves with its focus on 3D facial recognition, the LG G8 ThinQ has another innovative biometric system up its sleeve. Or maybe just beneath it: its new ‘Hand ID’ system is designed to scan the veins in users’ hands for authentication. The unusual approach makes…

New Huawei Flagship Features In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

New Huawei Flagship Features In-Display Fingerprint Sensor from Goodix

Huawei has a new flagship phone, and Goodix‘s fingerprints are all over it. The new Huawei P30, and the larger P30 Pro, is the latest high-profile smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. And China-based Goodix is once again the supplier of Huawei’s biometric technology, further cementing its leading position in a mobile market that…

Samsung Improves Fingerprint Recognition with Galaxy A50 Update

Samsung Improves Fingerprint Recognition with Galaxy A50 Update

“Samsung has been trying to keep pace with its in-display fingerprint options in the past few months, and has pushed the technology into a few new devices…” The Samsung Galaxy A50 is one of the more powerful smartphones in its price range, but the device has had problems with its in-display fingerprint sensor since it…

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung Extends In-Display Fingerprint Scanning to Mid-Range Line

Samsung is bringing in-display fingerprint scanning to at least one mid-range smartphone, signalling that this could become a mainstay feature in the company’s overall mobile lineup. The newly-announced Galaxy A70 smartphone (pictured above) echoes the recent flagship Galaxy S10 in some other ways, too. There’s a strong focus on imaging, with the A70 sporting a…

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