“Biometric smartphones are expected to become mainstream next year as leading handset makers follow the lead of Apple Inc. into fingerprint recognition technology, an Ericsson report on consumer trends showed on Wednesday,” Olof Swahnberg reports for Reuters.
“In September, Apple launched its iPhone 5S which was the first smartphone with a sensor to recognize fingerprints, improving security and ease of use,” Swahnberg reports. “‘A total of 74 percent believe that biometric smartphones will become mainstream in 2014,’ Ericsson, the world’s biggest mobile network maker, wrote in the report.'”
Swahnberg reports, “Ericsson interviewed over 100,000 people in over 40 countries as part of the survey.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s much more difficult than Apple makes it look. As usual, the followers’ knockoffs won’t work anywhere as well as iPhone 5s’ Touch ID.