Google Android M rumored to add fingerprint authentication

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is set to unveil the next version of its Android platform next week at its I/O developer conference, and according to a BuzzFeed News report it will include native fingerprint authentication. The report, which did not cite its sources, said the new functionality will let users log in to all of the supported applications on their Android devices without entering a password. Google declined to comment, the report said. Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) TouchID technology, which is on its newer iPhones and iPads, already serves a similar functions and gives users access to their devices and lets them authorize mobile payments, among other features. Article

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