At Google I/O this previous week, the search giant made it generously clear that it’s significant about pushing ahead with finger print sensing unit technology, so much so that Android M – – the next iteration of Google’s open-source smartphone and tablet os – – will bring a native fingerprint API that producers can use for better combination. To drive the point house, the company showcased a video that shows how fingerprint-enabled devices will deal with Android M, as soon as the function is totally implemented. Exactly what we found interesting nevertheless, was that in the middle of the video, the girl pulls out exactly what seems a Nexus 5 selling a finger print sensor.
In all fairness, she does clarify that she’s making use of a standard-issue Nexus 5 that has actually been customized and fitted with a fingerprint sensor for the sake of this presentation. Hence, we should not be confused that this is some new device that Google is hinting in the direction of, but rather, simply a demonstration unit. Who understands, possibly even the finger print sensor is just a trick, and not a fully-functional piece of hardware.
There have actually been reports circling the blogosphere about an upcoming Nexus 5 version which will be an item of LG, to see the light of day in 2015. However, there hasn’t been any tough evidence to support it just yet. When Google put out this video, it got some individuals – – us consisted of – thrilled, that this may be it. Nevertheless, if we were to put stock in the disclaimer that’s revealed within the video, our hopes decreased relatively rapidly.
Another interesting element of the video was the black bar at the bottom of the device that the woman was skillfully covering with her hands. In truth, you don’t get a single clear appearance at it, so there isn’t really much to say here except speculation, which we’ll refrain from at this point.
While it’s possible that this is an early prototype of the reported 2015 Nexus 5, we would not infer too much from this video. Exactly what this demo plainly displays is that Android M’s fingerprint API works flawlessly, and when it lastly catches on with mainstream devices, we’ll have the ability to delight in fingerprint-enabled payments as efficiently as iPhone clients have actually had the ability to do for rather some time now – – utilizing Android Pay.