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Samsung Galaxy S10 to Sport 3D Facial Recognition and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Sport 3D Facial Recognition and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Samsung is looking to compete on multiple biometric fronts with the next addition to its Galaxy S line, and is ready to sacrifice the signature feature of its last few smartphones. According to reports from Samsung’s supply chain, the company is looking to drop iris scanning for its Galaxy S10 – but is going to…

Face ID Hits Symbolic Milestone

Face ID Hits Symbolic Milestone

Apple has been granted a registered trademark for its Face ID facial recognition system. It’s a symbolic development for Apple’s trailblazing authentication system. Since launching its infrared, 3D face scanning system with the iPhone X last autumn, Apple has shown every indication that it’s going to keep using this technology in future devices, with many…

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

Samsung Expands AI Research With Three New Centers in Canada, Russia, and The U.K.

“Samsung has a long history of pursuing innovation and we are excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership to AI,” – Hyun-suk Kim, President and Head of Samsung Research As part of Samsung’s global and collaborative efforts to advance the practical applications of AI, Samsung Research has added three new AI Centers:…

Samsung Wants to Put Bixby Into Your Fridge, Your Sprinkler, and Everything Else

Samsung Wants to Put Bixby Into Your Fridge, Your Sprinkler, and Everything Else

Samsung will launch a revamped version of its Bixby AI assistant next year, and aims to extend it far beyond smartphones. In a statement announcing “Bixby 2.0”, Samsung Electronics R&D SVP Eui-Suk Chung says it will be “a bold reinvention of the platform” representing “the next major tectonic shift” in consumer technology after the emergence…

News Roundup: Android, Intel, Internet of Things

News Roundup: Android, Intel, Internet of Things

Last week at Mobile ID World FIDO made major news again with yet another high profile company joining its board of directors: Intel. That story led the way as other top headlines molded the discussion around Android devices and software, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and mobile commerce. Here is a look back on…

Next iPhone Chip Will be Samsung-Made

Next iPhone Chip Will be Samsung-Made

Samsung is going to provide the main microprocessor for Apple’s next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg article in The Economic Times. It’s also reportedly going to make displays for other Apple products. This is a pretty dramatic turn in the biggest rivalry in the smartphone market. The shift apparently began last fall, when Apple CEO…

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

News Roundup: The Twitter-net of Things

This past week at Mobile ID World we brought you top stories regarding the Internet of Things, Samsung’s smartphone rebound, the Apple Watch launch and the benefits biometics bring when paired with mobility. Internet of Things This week in IoT news we saw a lot of forward thinking. Could Twitter be an avenue for end…

Despite Profit Plunge, Samsung Smartphones Outsell Rivals in Q1

Despite Profit Plunge, Samsung Smartphones Outsell Rivals in Q1

Samsung is once again the world leader in smartphone sales, according to an article by Samuel Gibbs for The Guardian. The company moved 83.2 million units in the first quarter of this year, whereas its nearest rival, Apple, sold 61.2 million. It’s very welcome news for Samsung, which found itself in a rather embattled position last…

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

Trustonic for KNOX SDK Now Available

The mobile security solution that Trustonic has developed for Samsung KNOX now has an SDK available for download, Trustonic has announced. Trustonic for KNOX is designed to offer a highly advanced security platform for both app developers and service providers working with Samsung devices. It uses Trustonic’s TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) in concert with hardware…

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Stresses Adaptability of Mobile Security Platform

Encap Security, a firm specializing in offering authentication solutions for financial institutions, has announced upgrades to its Smarter Authentication platform. Smarter Authentication is now device agnostic, supporting even feature phones, and can be extended to incorporate new device-based authentication technologies. It also now offer contextual data on users and devices, geolocation services, an offline mode…

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Synaptics Discusses Fiscal Results, Future Opportunities

Digital interface developer Synaptics has hosted a conference call on its latest quarterly results, and according to the company things are looking up. Setting the context for the results, CEO Richard Bergman said that “the last couple of years have been transformative for Synaptics.” He credited that to the company’s development of new products in…

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

News Roundup: The Apple Watch Launch

Today marked the official launch of the greatly anticipated Apple Watch, a wearable gadget that many believe might push smartwatch technology into the mainstream. As such, this past week was filled with news surrounding the new mobile device while we also brought you reports on the Internet of Things, mCommerce and a very wide range…

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Security Firm Says Android Users Vulnerable to Fingerprint Cloning

Samsung says it’s looking into FireEye’s claims; and it’s worth noting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS does not features this vulnerability. Numerous Android mobile devices including Samsung’s Galaxy S5 have major security vulnerabilities allowing hackers to copy users’ fingerprints, according to security firm FireEye. As reported by Thomas Fox-Brewster in a Forbes article, FireEye…

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung SDS Announces Biometric Mobile Payment Service

Samsung’s IT service affiliate has announced plans to launch its own fingerprint mobile payment service, according to a ZDNet article by Cho Mu-hyun. Samsung SDS says the service will start in South Korea in partnership with KG Inicis and KG Mobilians, and later expand globally. It’s part of a larger strategy to get involved in…

Samsung Expects Big Sales Numbers for New Smartphones

Samsung Expects Big Sales Numbers for New Smartphones

Samsung is expecting to break records with shipments of its new flagship smartphones, according to an Associated Press report. The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge went on sale in 20 countries last Friday. The S6 Edge is, of course, the one with the ‘three-sided screen‘ – though you might say it’s really just one…

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

News Roundup: Wearable Fever

This past week at Mobile ID World wearables were the name of the game as iPhone owners counted down to the impending Apple Watch street date. Mobile commerce made the news too, while the week was rounded out by smartphone updates and Internet of Things headlines. Wearables With the Apple Watch scheduled to start adorning…

New Samsung Smartwatch Doesn’t Require Phone Pairing

New Samsung Smartwatch Doesn’t Require Phone Pairing

Samsung has revealed a few more details about its upcoming smartwatch, according to a TechRadar article by Matt Hanson. For one thing, it has a new name: Whereas it was previously referred to as Orbis, the smartwatch is now called the Samsung Gear A. That isn’t a huge surprise in terms of branding, given the…

Samsung Q1 Losses Not as Bad as Expected

Samsung Q1 Losses Not as Bad as Expected

Samsung’s latest operating losses aren’t as bad as anticipated and may be a sign that the worst of the company’s troubles are now behind it, according to a National Post article by Youkyung Lee. While the full figures of its quarterly report have not yet been released, Samsung says its January-March operating profit was $5.4…

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

Samsung Mobile Device on Sale for £3

A Samsung mobile phone is now available for only £3, according to a Yahoo! News article by Rob Waugh. The thing is, it’s just a flip phone. The Samsung E1270, currently on sale through Rakuten, is not a smartphone. It is, in the parlance of millennials, a dumbphone. It doesn’t offer Wi-Fi. It doesn’t have a…

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung Aims for Multi-Factor Smartwatch Security

Samsung has filed a patent for a method of multi-factor biometric user authentication on a smartwatch, reports Jack Purcher on Patently Mobile. The method is surprisingly elaborate, using a two-tiered security system, and will play an important role in securing mobile commerce and payment transactions via the device, among other functions. Essentially, the system looks…

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