Biometric authentication could come to Ubuntu Touch in the future

With a view to the next Ubuntu Touch update, the OTA-12, Canonical developers are already thinking about new features to integrate in the operating system. The next version, intended for both mobile phones and tablets, will have a more focused approach to the development of new features than the latest, which was especially dedicated to correcting previously detected bugs.

An idea that still remains in the air, but has been anticipated on several occasions by developers and we may see soon, is a fingerprint reading function. You can find the Łukasz Zemczak still suggests so in several reports and of course it would be a much awaited feature for this system.

OTA-12 is still in preparation and for now only the bugs to fix for this new version of Ubuntu Touch, related to ubuntu-ui-game tools i cherry-pick per lxc. The fingerprint reading function is a project in which Canonical engineers are working and which, according to the results obtained in the first tests, will define the development plans that will be carried out for this version. .

Yet biometric identification is a great addition for the Ubuntu Touch system, at the moment it would only be supported at the Ubuntu Touch level hardware for the Meizu PRO 5 smartphone we’re already talking about. He is in a similar situation the Miracast function (o Wireless Display). At the moment the development of the OTA-12 is still starting and Canonical is playing with several development projects, so we will see on which of them wants to work on this occasion.

If you’ve been wondering what it means to develop a feature for a single cell phone, you know that Canonical has in its plans the development of new ones smartphones which will obviously be able to make use of all these functions among others, such as a future hands-free system.

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