Samsung to declare at Mobile World Congress 2014 that fingerprint scanner on S5 would fully support each and every 3rd party developed application

Samsung clearly remarks on upcoming Galaxy S5’s latest feature dubbed as fingerprint scanner to support all the applications developed by 3rd parties and the recognition API would be also be used make the smartphone hassle free from passwords. The recognition API is also a part of the S5 development kit and it also consist of Galaxy Gear 2 application GearFit.

Fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S5 to support all 3rd party applications
Fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S5 to support all 3rd party applications

The potential scope of the fingerprint scanning in this device has a wider perspective since it lets the user to store their biological data to make a foolproof password that one can never forget and since this is now officially declared by Samsung that even 3rd party developers can use this device feature therefore it indeed would attract more potential buyers.

“Through this technology, you can provide enhanced security for your application, and can therefore identify whether the current user is the real owner of the equipment.

This was the statement written in the Samsung developers’ documentation and they pointed out that this feature would not only provide a more safer offline UI but even online since this would prove to be a more safer way to shop online and make payments via PayPal’s application which is the first to use the fingerprint API. This feature may prove to be a serious threat to Apple’s TouchID feature since the app featured on iPhone5S can only use the fingerprint scanner to unlock phone or pay for only select services like iBooks, iTunes or in Apple’s app store.

So in the end it’s the end user’s point of view which matters the most. So what do you guys think? Which one is better?


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