Report: Facial recognition technology to be on 20% of smartphones this year

By the end of this year, almost 20 per cent of annual smartphone shipments will include facial recognition capabilities, according to the latest report from ABI Research. In five years, shipments of smartphones and tablets with the technology will increase to 665 million annually, ABI reported. Currently, only Google's Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean mobile operating systems support the technology in significant volumes. The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most notable smartphones to feature this technology. Over the next two to three years, many more operating systems and mobile OEMs will incorporate the technology.  Release