Fingerprint recognition makes life easier. We’ve known it for quite some time and most of us agree with it. Now Android 6.0 Marshmallow has it and this is going to make purchasing apps or any kind of goods you want online a lot easier. The usual procedure is that you log in, enter your password, confirm your purchase via email or SMS, you are practically wasting time. But now, things are going to be different.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow actually has a lot of new cool features that you can look forward to, but the fingerprint recognition simply stands out. It’s easy, it’s fast and it saves you a lot of time when purchasing what you want online. It is also good if you want to keep your phone in check and make sure that nobody is meddling with it. Access to your smartphone is only granted via your fingerprint.
The addition was possible now that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes a fingerprint application programming interface, shortly known as API. The Android Police witnessed the option in September this year, which was available on the 5.9 version. Now the feature is live for any phone that is compatible with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
But while the good news is that it is available, the bad news is that there are only two devices which are able to support this kind of technology: the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Unless you have these devices, you pretty much have to wait until mainstream developers put together devices that are able to support this feature. It is rather redundant: why make an OS if nothing can support it yet? But developers will be quick about it and design smartphones in no time.
What is suspicious is that the fingerprint reader option comes in disabled by default. So the only way for you to experiencing it is by activating it manually. The activation is quite simple: you just need to open Google Play, go to Settings and then User Controls. Fingerprint Authentication is the second option that you can find under User Controls and you can tick it for activation.
We suspect that the option is turned off because of “comfort reasons”. We have been used to passwords for so long that it just feels normal to use them regardless of the new tech that is coming out. But when people will start getting used to the new system, they will come to the same conclusion: fingerprint recognition makes life easier.
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