As we have already stepped into 2019, we are all waiting for the new Android operating system, dubbed the Android Q for which rumors have started taking shape. Now, the buzz has it that the OS could come up with a feature Android users might like.
According to a report by XDA Developers, after going deep into the leaked Android Q build, it is found that the upcoming operating system could come with inbuilt support for a secure and better facial recognition.
The secure facial recognition hints at the use of 3D sensors for facial recognition, much like Apple’s Face ID feature.
For those who don’t know, apart from a few companies (Huawei, Xiaomi and more) trying to ape Apple’s 3D Face ID, other companies offer 2D facial recognition which is mostly deemed inaccurate and less secure.
If at all Android Q comes with native support for a secure face unlock, it would mean smartphone makers won’t be required to go through heavy Android customizations. Moreover, most of the Android devices could support the face unlock feature which is usually found in high-end smartphones as of now.
Additionally, the code also suggests that the feature is likely to allow users to use his or her face to conduct payments and authenticate apps, apart from just unlocking the device.
Google will announce Android Q at its I/O conference which has been scheduled for May 7th, 2019. Until then, we have to wait and enjoy all the rumors coming our way.
We will keep you updated, so, stay tuned to this space!