Android users will soon see their beloved smartphone become much more secure. It is because Google It is thought you are planning a vital update that promises to make login data saved on all your favorite sites as secure as what Apple offers with the iPhone.
As noted by the XDA Developers team, Google appears to be testing biometric authentication for autocomplete on Android. While many Android apps already require fingerprints or face recognition to access personal data, the same cannot be said when surfing the web.
That way, once you have access to an Android device, you can launch the Chrome browser and sign in to sites you've asked Google to save login data in the past – without any extra verification. So if you asked Chrome to remember your Facebook login and handed it to your phone to show a photo, they can start Chrome and automatically fill in Facebook login credentials – without the phone checking who wants to sign in. .
This is a stark contrast to the iPhone, which rechecks who is holding the smartphone with a fingerprint (Touch ID) or face scan (Face ID) before filling in the important login information saved on the device.
There is no information on when we can expect this update to be released, but Pixel users are more likely to have access to it first. Pixel 4 has some of the best biometrics of a face unlocking smartphone, offering one of the fastest and safest ways to access your home screen.
We'll have to wait and see when Google finally announces a release, but it will certainly be a welcome addition if it launches. News of this update arrives as another popular update could also hit Android phones this year.
Rumors circulate around the web that the Mountain View company was working hard on a new sharing system called Near Sharing, designed to transfer photos, videos, and even copied URL or text links to other Android devices.
Now it looks like we may have first seen this feature in action.
XDA developers showed new images of nearby sharing from a new version of Google Play Services. An information prompt stated that the feature requires Bluetooth and Local to be enabled, and that a device's Wi-Fi hotspot can be temporarily enabled to share items with others.
Google has never officially announced its new sharing system, but, as noted in the publication, its brand may suggest that its launch is not far away.