Qualcomm has just announced that the Japanese company, NTT Docomo has become the first operator to adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon Sensor ID Biometrics Platform. The technology will be used for mobile biometric authentication service starting later this month in Japan.
While the conventional way of using biometric scanners involve using a persons fingerprints, the other parts of a persons body can also be used in a similar way. Now researchers from Yahoo have found a way to use this as an advantage by turning your smartphone screen into a biometric scanner.
Qualcomm has unveiled Snapdragon Sense ID 3D Fingerprint technology that is aimed to enable easier and more secure authentication on mobile devices.
Apple has filed another patent and this one is based on fingerprint sensors. Apple has filed biometric based patents before but we have never really seen its use in any of their products, but we might actually see the use of this patent in the near future. Maybe in the next iPhone.