Microsoft has finally made their Windows smartphones ready for fingerprint scanning, even though they are already three years behind apple. For Windows phone users and fans, there is much reason to be happy about it as the next Windows 10 mobile device could now be made more secure than existing ones because of the new support for the mobile operating system.
Microsoft About to Introduce Fingerprint Scanning Technology to Windows 10 Mobile
The Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile, which did support a biometric authentication system like the retina detection technology which is used in some of their models such as the Lumia 950, has taken approximately three long years to adapt to the fingerprint scanning technology, which was first seen to be used on iPhones. To be more specific, the technology was first seen to be implemented on the iPhone 5S.
At the recently held Microsoft Hardware Engineering Community (MHEC), plans for adding the fingerprint scanner support to select phones from the tech manufacturer were revealed. The event was held back in March, even though the actual news was only made public last Friday.
However, it does remain to be seen as to what the new models would showcase with regards to the implementation of this new technology for the future. It should be a given that software updates should not just be the only plans up Microsoft’s sleeve with regards to the new support. There rumors that suggest that the HP Elite X3 could even be among the first smartphones to adapt this new feature.
Since the likes of Apple had introduced fingerprint scanning onto their smartphones, biometrics authentications has now become old hat. Microsoft itself has already enough expertise on the matter as they have a history of support regarding biometric authentication with its features coming from Windows Hello, which is the names that has been given towards this effort.
For its part, the tech firm does hold the view that while some of their product makers, such as Synaptics, do have the experience and expertise when it comes to developing fingerprint components, the usage of scanners from other companies might require a bit more effort. There are reports that do suggest that the upcoming feature is now being tested and should arrive in newer handsets this coming July. These also include support for Windows desktop systems as well.
However, even though Microsoft has already made this grand announcement of theirs, it is suffice to say that the actual launch could still be a bit of a wait for Windows smartphone users as no official reports about the actual release date of the new technology has been posted (at the time of writing).