mobile devices

Samsung Brings Mid-Tier Smartphone Stateside

Samsung Brings Mid-Tier Smartphone Stateside

Samsung has brought its mid-tier Galaxy A6 smartphone to the US market. The device was first announced in May. In promoting it, Samsung has emphasized the A6’s 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter featuring an F1.7 aperture. The company has also highlighted the A6’s large screen, which extends across almost the entire front…

New OPPO Smartphone’s In-Display Sensor Supported by Precise Biometrics Software

New OPPO Smartphone’s In-Display Sensor Supported by Precise Biometrics Software

Precise Biometrics‘ algorithm software is being used to support in-display fingerprint scanning in the new OPPO R17 smartphone, the company has announced. It’s the result of Precise Biometrics’ partnership with fingerprint sensor provider Silead, and a validation of statements made in a corporate update about a year ago. At that time, Precise Biometrics’ then-CEO, Håkan…

Fingerprint Cards Tech Featured in Trio of New OPPO Devices

Fingerprint Cards Tech Featured in Trio of New OPPO Devices

OPPO has launched three new smartphones, and they all feature fingerprint sensors from Fingerprint Cards. The highest-profile new integration is in the F9, a new smartphone that offers extremely fast charging as its key selling point, with OPPO claiming the phone can support two hours of talk on a five-minute charge. It also features a…

Vivo Brings In-Display Fingerprint Tech to ‘V’ Line of Smartphones

Vivo Brings In-Display Fingerprint Tech to ‘V’ Line of Smartphones

“In-display fingerprint scanning eliminates the need for a physical home button, which means that phone makers can make the device’s display take up almost the whole front face of the device without having to move the fingerprint scanner to the rear face of the phone.” Vivo is expanding its use of in-display fingerprint scanning technology,…

Keeper Adapts Secure Messaging System for the Enterprise

Keeper Adapts Secure Messaging System for the Enterprise

“Keeper noted that the system can operate on Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android, and said that it’s FINRA and HIPAA compliant.” Keeper has adapted its secure messaging system for the enterprise. KeeperChat was first launched earlier this year. Envisioned as a WhatsApp-like texting service, the platform allows users to store messages and media in a…

Report Predicts Rise of Face Scanning Mobile Software, and Fall of Fingerprint Sensors

Report Predicts Rise of Face Scanning Mobile Software, and Fall of Fingerprint Sensors

Juniper Research is predicting the rise of software-based biometric authentication in a new report. Entitled “Mobile Payment Security: Biometric Authentication & Tokenisation 2018-2023,” the forecast predicts that end users of such systems will rise from about 429 million this year to 1.5 billion in 2023. The prediction essentially points to the rise of facial recognition.…

Face ID Protects Healthcare Focused Spending App

Face ID Protects Healthcare Focused Spending App

“…while fingerprint authentication is supported, too, with Apple widely expected to make Face ID the standard biometric security system of its forthcoming devices, it’s a timely move on CareCredit’s part.” CareCredit, the provider of a credit card tailored for healthcare and wellness spending, is taking advantage of biometric security in its mobile app. The upgraded…

Fingerprint Biometrics Coming to Chromebooks, Code Reveals

Fingerprint Biometrics Coming to Chromebooks, Code Reveals

New code for the Chrome OS suggests that a forthcoming Chromebook laptop will feature fingerprint-based biometric security. The code snippets concern the enrolment of fingerprints in a Chrome OS device, and indicate that the user can register up to three fingerprints at a time, with the option of resetting them later. And, as 9to5Google points…

Yubico Looks to Lightning Port to Bring U2F Security to the iPhone

Yubico Looks to Lightning Port to Bring U2F Security to the iPhone

Yubico has announced a new mobile SDK that enables Lightning support on iOS. It’s a workaround to Apple’s notorious unwillingness to open its NFC technology to third party developers, and the lack of USB ports on mobile devices in general. These factors have thus far prevented Yubico from establishing connectivity between Apple devices and its…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Feature on New Smartphones from Moto and Xiaomi

Fingerprint Cards Sensors Feature on New Smartphones from Moto and Xiaomi

“News of the latest integrations comes as Fingerprint Cards continues to promote its forthcoming FPC1511 fingerprint sensor.” Fingerprint Cards‘ biometric technology is being used in two new smartphones, the company has announced: Moto’s Z3, which features an FPC1145 fingerprint sensor; and Xiaomi’s POCO F1, featuring an FPC1291 sensor model. Both companies are repeat customers of…

New iPhones to Feature Face ID, Even Budget-Friendly LCD Model: Reports

New iPhones to Feature Face ID, Even Budget-Friendly LCD Model: Reports

“Overall, iPhone shipments are expected to reach 70-75 million units by the end of the year, forecasting a resurgence of popularity not seen since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.” With this autumn’s anticipated new iPhone launches fast approaching, details about the products – and their market expectations – are getting…

Princeton Identity Adds Three Iris Recognition Patents to its Portfolio

Princeton Identity Adds Three Iris Recognition Patents to its Portfolio

“With over 11 patented technologies in our portfolio and many more pending, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to creating the most advanced and accurate iris recognition-based solutions to ensure accurate and convenient authentication of people and access to assets.” – Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity Princeton Identity has been granted three new patents for…

New Vivo Flagship to Feature Enhanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

New Vivo Flagship to Feature Enhanced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

“…with its integration of in-display fingerprint scanning in the X23, Vivo is continuing to drive what may be a growing trend in mobile biometrics, with other smartphone makers like Xiaomi also following suit.” Vivo has officially announced its next flagship smartphone, and it’s going to feature improved in-display fingerprint recognition. The device has only just…

Apple Pay Has 252 Million Users And Counting: Loup Ventures

Apple Pay Has 252 Million Users And Counting: Loup Ventures

About 31 percent of active iPhone users are also using Apple Pay, Apple’s biometrically secured digital payments platform, according to a new estimate from Loup Ventures. And the firm predicts this number will rise substantially. In a new post on its website, the investment firm says Apple will lead the charge for digital wallets more…

New Patent Suggests Apple is Still Exploring In-Display Touch ID

New Patent Suggests Apple is Still Exploring In-Display Touch ID

Various industry reports suggest that Apple is going all-in on facial recognition, but a newly published patent filing suggests that the company hasn’t entirely given up on fingerprint recognition. Essentially, the patent outlines a system that would use one or more light sources to image a user’s fingerprint. Because the light sources would clarify the…

FPC Biometrics Featured on New Blackberry Smartphones

FPC Biometrics Featured on New Blackberry Smartphones

“In the Evolve and Evolve X, the sensors are rear-mounted, supporting biometric user authentication together with a face unlock system. “ Fingerprint Cards biometric technology is being used in a new pair of smartphones from Blackberry licensee Optiemus Infracom. The Indian company’s new phone, the Evolve, is a budget offering, priced at about $365, and…

New Zealand’s Mobile ID App Leverages Daon Biometrics for Onboarding

New Zealand’s Mobile ID App Leverages Daon Biometrics for Onboarding

“Our strategy remains being committed to delivering a platform through which the identity of a user can be established, authenticated and recovered. Digital onboarding represents an important area and builds on Daon’s history of delivering proven mobile biometric authentication to millions of consumers.” – Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)…

Google Assistant Code Suggests Facial Recognition in the Works

Google Assistant Code Suggests Facial Recognition in the Works

Google appears to be working on a new facial recognition system for its mobile devices, according to a new XDA-Developers report. It’s mostly conjecture, but it’s based on pretty solid footing. Essentially, XDA-Developers has been digging around in code for Google Assistant, Google’s AI-driven virtual helper, and found snippets suggesting that a mysterious feature codenamed…

Qualcomm Chip Supports Samsung Galaxy Note9’s AI, High-Speed Connectivity

Qualcomm Chip Supports Samsung Galaxy Note9’s AI, High-Speed Connectivity

With Samsung’s next flagship smartphone due to hit the market in less than two weeks, Qualcomm has revealed that it once again has a hand in Samsung’s underlying technology: The Samsung Galaxy Note9 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. In announcing the integration, Qualcomm highlighted its chipset’s connectivity and artificial intelligence capabilities. The Snapdragon 845…

New Android OS Plays On Key Mobile Trends

New Android OS Plays On Key Mobile Trends

“Android 9 highlights another major tech trend, too: The growing prominence of biometric security.” Google has launched the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, and is placing a strong focus on artificial intelligence this time around. In announcing Android 9 Pie on its blog, Google explained that its AI technology is designed to…

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