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Android P to Natively Support Iris Scanners: Report

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With the next upcoming version of Android, all the smartphone manufactures need to make sure that all their devices comes with iris scanner inbuilt. The Android P will be providing native support to the iris scanner. Google has actually introduced the face recognition technology with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and then Samsung has bought the iris scanning technology to the Note 7, the first ever Smartphone to include the Iris scanner was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Now the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9+ might have both of these features combined. According to the reports from the Android Open Source Project, the iris identification will be a biometric security method. According to the reports, it is not just Google, but there are also other OEM’s who will be implementing this feature pretty soon.

It is very important to include the HAL interface because this will basically standardise how the Android framework will work with the iris scanners. There are also many chances of inclusion of iris feature, iris policies, iris framework, and also the support for the iris identification in keyguard.

Now talking about the Android P, Google is in plans to launch this officially at the Google I/O 2018. Now talking about the iris scanning technology, chances are more that the next generations of Google Pixel smartphones might include this technology. Now once Android P beta version is released, after all the bug fixes the final version might be sent to the devices officially in the month of August.

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