If you are an Android user with a Pixel or Essential phone, you are probably interested in discovering the new features available in Android 10, including the Dark theme throughout the system. But the new version of Android is also added by subtraction; Eliminates the Intelligent Face Intelligent Unlock feature most likely in preparation for a secure Major League recognition system on par with Apple Face ID. After all, trusted face smart unlock did not use biometrics to protect itself and could easily be fooled by a photograph.
Google added the face smart unlock with Android Lollipop in 2014 and at that time it was not intended to be a secure method to verify the identity of the phone owner; Face ID was still missing for three years and Touch ID was less than a year old at the time. While Motorola Atrix was the first to test a fingerprint scanner in 2011, the implementation and results were horrible. In July 2012, Apple purchased the biometric company AuthenTec for $356 million and the following year Touch ID was launched on iPhone 5s.
The new Google Face Unlock could be faster than Apple’s Face ID
The whispers about Google’s intentions for the next Pixel 4 series started immediately when the first renderings were published showing that the backward-oriented fingerprint scanner had disappeared. The new Pixel line had to have a secure Face ID type facial recognition system. This was confirmed in July when Google published a video showing a user of Pixel 4 that unlocks the device by looking at the phone. The company also stated that the new system “should be able to recognize you, and only you, without any problems”. He also published an image showing all the sensors that will be found on the top frame of the phone; This includes a pair of infrared cameras with face release and a flood illuminator for the system. Google claims that its facial unlocking will work with the phone held in any orientation and maybe slightly faster than the current version of Apple’s Face ID; This is because the sensors will recognize when the Pixel user is reaching the phone and will prepare the facial unlocking technology to start doing their thing; This will allow the user to lift the phone and unlock it with one movement.
Apple’s Face ID uses a method called Structured Lighting to project a dot pattern on a grid on the subject. The deformities created when the drawing hits the subject can be used to calculate the distance and produce a 3D mapping of the face. In addition to using it to unlock the phone, Pixel 4 users will be able to use Face Unlock to verify their ID for secure mobile payments and app authentication.
In April, the company that supplies Apple with the optical sensor for Face ID said it expects more business by the second half of the year when it expects an increasing share of the revenue from Android smartphone manufacturers. Part of this business could be Google for the Pixel 4 series.
You can remember that a few weeks after Apple started sending the iPhone X, the first phone with Face ID, Apple’s marketing director Phil Schiller said in an interview that the first attempts by Android producers to copy Face ID stink. But the Pixel 4 series, which will be presented and launched next month, may contain the first facial recognition system on an Android phone that improves face id. So, it’s not that Google doesn’t trust your face anymore; is that the company has developed a new face unlock system that you can trust.
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