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GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

Mobile technology is playing a vital role in the ongoing economic development of Tanzania. A new GSMA report found that the country’s mobile operators generated $2.5 billion in value in 2016 alone, a figure that represents 5.2 percent of the country’s GDP. The mobile industry also creates jobs for around 1.5 million Tanzanian people, which…

Numerous New Smartphones Feature FPC Sensors

Numerous New Smartphones Feature FPC Sensors

“The new batch of integrations highlights the continuing importance of the mobile biometrics market to Fingerprints’ business, even as the company seeks to expand into new areas such as biometric payment cards.” A slew of new smartphones feature Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology, the company has announced. The devices come from a range of smartphone brands.…

Galaxy S10 Hits Stores

Galaxy S10 Hits Stores

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone has hit the market, and is poised to further spread two of the biggest trends in mobile biometrics. One of them is in-display fingerprint scanning. This is a first for Samsung: With the Galaxy S10, users can scan their fingerprint for authentication directly on the display, eliminating the need for a…

Nokia 9 PureView Smartphone Propels In-Display Trend

Nokia 9 PureView Smartphone Propels In-Display Trend

The in-display fingerprint sensor trend continues to spread in the mobile market, with the latest Nokia smartphone from HMD Global featuring the technology. The same goes for the facial recognition trend launched by Apple and its Face ID system, with the Nokia 9 PureView sporting both modalities for user authentication. To be clear, in promoting…

IDEMIA and Capgemini Join Forces for New IoT Device Management Platform

IDEMIA and Capgemini Join Forces for New IoT Device Management Platform

IDEMIA has announced plans to build a secure management platform for IoT devices in conjunction with Capgemini. The new solution will blend Capgemini’s existing X-IoT device management platform with IDEMIA’s M-TRUST digital security system. “The foundation of industrial analytics and AI is connectivity coupled with security,” said Jean-Pierre Petit, Capgemini’s Director of Digital Manufacturing. “Capgemini’s…

Huawei, Athonet, and Fortnite Win Big at 2019 GLOMO Awards

Huawei, Athonet, and Fortnite Win Big at 2019 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA announced the winners of the 2019 GLOMO Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Presented by Remel London and BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo, the GLOMO Awards honored pioneering work in many different segments of the mobile marketplace. “The GLOMO’s are a testament to the incredible innovation and ingenuity shaping our…

IDEMIA Forms eSIM Partnership with MobileIron

IDEMIA Forms eSIM Partnership with MobileIron

IDEMIA and MobileIron have announced a new partnership that will bring IDEMIA’s eSIM technology to MobileIron’s IT management platforms. The integration will revolve around IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Hub, which is designed to be platform agnostic, allowing enterprise IT managers to manage employee accounts and connectivity profiles regardless of the devices those employees happen to be…

Fingerprint Cards’ Officially Announces Optical In-Display Sensor

Fingerprint Cards’ Officially Announces Optical In-Display Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has officially announced its new optical fingerprint sensor for in-display applications, dubbed the FPC1610. It’s the result of a long-term development effort. Fingerprints first announced it had developed viable in-display fingerprint sensor technology in the autumn of 2017, but as rivals like Synaptics and Goodix saw their own in-display sensors debut in smartphones…

MWC Barcelona: FIDO’s Andrew Shikiar Discusses Android, Galaxy S10 Certifications [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: FIDO’s Andrew Shikiar Discusses Android, Galaxy S10 Certifications [Audio]

The FIDO Alliance has seen a dramatically rising profile in the mobile sector in particular over the last few years. It’s the industry’s leading authentication standards body, and with security becoming increasingly top of mind with every data breach and social media hack, FIDO has been getting a lot of attention for its standards. So…

Galaxy S10’s Qualcomm In-Display Sensor is First to Get FIDO Biometric Component Certification

Galaxy S10’s Qualcomm In-Display Sensor is First to Get FIDO Biometric Component Certification

“By being first to market with FIDO Alliance biometric component certification for their new line of Galaxy devices, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the industry best practice for biometric-enabled devices…” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The first solution to receive certification through the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program…

Microsoft and IDEMIA Discuss the Benefits of eSIM Functionality

Microsoft and IDEMIA have shed some light on the partnership between the two companies and the future of eSIM technology. According to a recent interview with Microsoft’s Shai Guday and IDEMIA’s Emir Aboulhosn, eSIM tech is already poised to transform the smartphone market, with Aboulhosn forecasting that every major phone manufacturer will deploy eSIM technology…

Samsung Introduces In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics with Galaxy S10

Samsung Introduces In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics with Galaxy S10

The cat is out of the bag, and the fingerprint sensor is under the display in Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10. In officially announcing the new device this week, just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung was keen to emphasize the all-around technical prowess of the S10, but the…

Samsung Opens Up About Galaxy Fold

Samsung Opens Up About Galaxy Fold

Putting any remaining skepticism to rest, Samsung officially announced a new mobile device with a foldable display this week. Dubbed the “Galaxy Fold”, the device was announced alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphone. When folded, it looks pretty much like a standard smartphone, with a rectangular shape and a 4.6″ HD+ Super AMOLED display. But unfolding…

Vivo Upgrades the Camera in its Latest Smartphone

Vivo Upgrades the Camera in its Latest Smartphone

Vivo is improving the camera technology in its latest smartphone. The company has announced that the V15Pro will feature an Elevating Front-Camera, as well as an AI Triple Camera that makes it easier to take clear photos at night, regardless of the level of exposure.  “We are always looking to bring game-changing features, such as…

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

Having revealed that its new flagship smartphone would feature 3D facial recognition technology earlier this month, LG has now announced plans to become a major supplier of the underlying technology to the broader tech industry. Originally developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies, LG’s 3D imaging system is based on Time-of-Flight technology, assessing spatial information based on…

Precise Biometrics Maintains Focus on Expansion Efforts

Precise Biometrics Maintains Focus on Expansion Efforts

“Precise Biometrics’ shift to multimodal biometrics, announced last autumn, has been dubbed “YOUNiQ” and will combine face, fingerprint, iris, and voice biometrics together with location data for user authentication…” Precise Biometrics is keeping focused on the future in its latest corporate update. Reporting its fiscal results for the fourth quarter of 2018, the biometric algorithm…

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG is taking a run at Apple’s 3D facial recognition dominance, with plans to introduce a similar solution in its forthcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone, to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The smartphone will leverage Time-of-Flight technology developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies. Their sensor chip, first announced over a year ago, is…

Touch ID and Face ID Security Come to WhatsApp

Touch ID and Face ID Security Come to WhatsApp

“…they’ve not only delivered support for fingerprint authentication via the Touch ID system built into older iPhones, but have also delivered a facial recognition option based on the Face ID system used for authentication in Apple’s latest iPhone models.” WhatsApp users can now take advantage of the biometric security capabilities of the iPhone, thanks to…

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

“Other features of the OPPO K1 include a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 25MP selfie camera, a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,600mAh battery.” OPPO’s K1 smartphone will soon launch in India, further spreading the reach of in-display fingerprint sensor technology after the device’s launch in China…

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