mobile devices

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad users can now sign into their Google accounts using an Android smartphone for second-factor authentication. It’s a development building on Google’s FIDO2 certification for Android 7+, which enabled any devices running on the mobile operating system to act as FIDO2 security keys back in April. This meant that signing into Google on a laptop…

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

New Pixel 4 Images Show Big Camera Bump, and No Fingerprint Sensor

“As for the fingerprint sensor, it seems clear enough from Google’s own images that there isn’t going to be one on the Pixel 4’s rear.” Google’s next flagship smartphone is going to feature a big square bump for cameras and potentially other sensors on its rear, and appears to be doing away with rear-mounted fingerprint…

Iris ID Partners With Telaeris to Enhance Biometric Handheld

Iris ID Partners With Telaeris to Enhance Biometric Handheld

“The addition of the Telaeris XPressEntry software enables us to add important new functions for our commercial and government customers. The iCAM M300 is now ideal for virtually any use requiring mobile identity authentication.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales Iris ID A new collaboration with mobile tracking solutions provider Telaeris has…

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

“Javier brings an interesting new outlook on the digital ecosystem to the GSMA and has a solid understanding of the key topics impacting the region.” – Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA The GSMA has a new Head of Latin America. Javier Piñeiro comes to the mobile alliance from a previous position as Google’s Commercial…

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

New Agreement Validates Precise Biometrics’ Strategies in Changing Mobile Market

“This also confirms that our new strategy, to offer customer service, support and product development in Asia in order to strengthen our presence in local key markets, has borne fruit.” – Stefan K. Person, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has established a new licensing agreement with “a leading fingerprint sensor supplier from Asia,” the company…

Android Q to Support Face Authentication for Payments, Code Suggests

Android Q to Support Face Authentication for Payments, Code Suggests

It looks like Google is aiming to make facial recognition a more prominent component of its Android operating system for mobile devices, according to recent teardowns of the Beta 4 version of the forthcoming Android Q. The sleuthing found references in the mobile OS’s code to face-based authentication. And while Google had implemented support for…

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

New iPadOS Quietly Delivers Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A Series is on its Way to Canada

Samsung’s Galaxy A line of smartphones is officially on its way to Canada. Samsung Canada has announced that the Galaxy A20, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 will all be available nationwide as of June 7th, at an average retail price of $349.99, $449.99, and $629.99, respectively. “We are committed to providing Canadians with meaningful innovations…

This Week’s Top Stories Focus on Enterprise Security and In-Display Biometrics

This Week’s Top Stories Focus on Enterprise Security and In-Display Biometrics

As always, there’s a pretty considerable topical range to this week’s assortment of top stories from Mobile ID World, spanning smartphones, wearables, enterprise IT, and even workplace safety. But this week’s batch of our top five articles also entails two clearly discernible trends… One is something we see a lot in the contemporary tech scene:…

FPC Scores Three Biometrics Integrations with Japanese Smartphone Brands

FPC Scores Three Biometrics Integrations with Japanese Smartphone Brands

“This latest batch of integrations comes soon after multiple other smartphone integration announcements from Fingerprint Cards, whose biometric technology has also been incorporated into recent devices from OPPO, Honor, Sharp, and others.” Fingerprint Cards technology is being used in three new smartphone models, the company has announced. In announcing the biometrics integrations, Fingerprints did not…

Touch ID Could Make In-Display Comeback in 2020: Barclays Analysts

Touch ID Could Make In-Display Comeback in 2020: Barclays Analysts

“It would be a surprising move for Apple after the company dropped fingerprint scanning in its pivot to 3D facial recognition, but Apple has gestured in this direction in recent patents…” Analysts with Barclays have laid out some predictions for Apple’s 2019 and 2020 iPhones, and they include a potential comeback for Touch ID. The…

Shortly After Launch, Samsung Enhances In-Display Fingerprint Scanning on Galaxy A70

Shortly After Launch, Samsung Enhances In-Display Fingerprint Scanning on Galaxy A70

“It’s the second recent effort on Samsung’s part to improve fingerprint scanning after a product’s launch…” Samsung is once again enhancing the biometric capabilities of one of its smartphones through a software update. The update has been rolling out to Indian users of the Samsung Galaxy A70, one of Samsung’s first mid-range devices to benefit…

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…

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