Android and Me

Facial recognition coming to Ice Cream Sandwich

3 years ago 40

Wouldn’t it be cool to use facial recognition for unlocking your Android device? A list of files reportedly leaked from a Nexus Prime appeared on MyDroidWorld, and one of the surprise applications was FaceLock.apk.

This wouldn’t be the first time we saw a form of biometric security on an Android device (the Motorla Atrix had a fingerprint scanner), but it’s a welcome addition now that our phones might soon replace our wallets.

Our preview of 13 things we might see with Android 4.0 showed that Google was working on new camera APIs, so this facial recognition security feature might be available for all developers to incorporate into their Android apps.

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Would you like to secure your Android device with your face? What kinds of apps do you think would benefit from facial recognition?