Android Q Will Have a More Secure Face Unlock System

It’s 7 months after Android Pie rolled out. Now we’re looking forward to all the new features Android Q will have. A recent report from XDA Devs says that Google is working to make Facial recognition more secure in the next iteration of Android.

The code in Android Q shows off some of the Face Unlock references. Google might show this code in Google Developer Conference scheduled in May 2019. This system will be secure enough to be used for authorizing purchases and signing into apps, in addition to unlocking a smartphone.

All the existing phones using Facial scanning in Android right now use 2D scanning techniques. This is nowhere close to Apple’s FaceID which uses 3D scanning.

The Android Q code indicates Google is building a native secure facial recognition option into the next version of Android, which would allow smartphone manufacturers to create systems that rival Face ID.

FaceID was first introduced with the iPhone X back in 2017. Even after 1.5 years, no Android smartphone is able to match its level. Hopefully, we can see more secure devices and hardware coming with Android Q later this year.

Also, check out Android Q has these hidden features in System UI

What are your expectations with Android Q? Let us know in the comments below.

Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar is a Computer Science student, who loves to write about science and technology. In his free time, you will find him reading finance books or scrolling Twitter. Feel free to contact him on any of the social media below or email him at [email protected]

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