The Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor in its dimple
Motorola’s Nexus 6 virtually had a fingerprint sensor, however Apple spoiled the thought. In an interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph, former CEO Dennis Woodside (who now leads Dropbox) reveals that the handset’s dimple was presupposed to play residence to a discreet recessed sensor, however its provider could not meet its high quality calls for. “Apple purchased one of the best provider,” Woodside explains, “so the second-greatest provider was the one one obtainable to everybody else within the business they usually weren’t there but.” No less than Moto did not simply, y’know, throw one in anyway.
We have recognized about Google’s ambitions to match Apple’s TouchID with its personal fingerprint answer since December. An Ars Technica investigation of the Nexus 6’s firmware revealed help for the function was eliminated late within the improvement cycle — presumably when Motorola labored out the sensor wasn’t as much as scratch. Apparently, there was an API that each one Android units and builders might faucet into, opening the door to issues like cost authentication and app safety measures. Given the work that Google’s already put into this, dont’ be stunned to see such options coming to Android quickly.
- Key specs
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- Sort Smartphone
- Working system iOS (7)
- Display measurement four inches
- Inner reminiscence sixteen GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions four.87 x 2.31 x zero.three in
- Weight three.ninety five oz
- Launched 2013-09-20