Fingerprint sensors coming to Android smartphones in 2014
FIDO Alliance claims that the first scanners which were biometric were designed to eliminate the need for traditional web and app passwords are expected to make their debut on Android devices within the next six months so it means that somewhere in the first months of 2014.
A group of leading and powerful companies which includes Lenovo, PayPal and Google in its ranks, the FIDO Alliance is on a mission to make web authentication far more secure without making the process of logging on needlessly complicated which will ease out the stress of remembering so many passwords.
In February FIDO Alliance set out on a mission to create a scalable open standard that any manufacturer or web-based service can integrate that will replace the text-based password with a biometric alternative. About eight months ahead, it looks like as if the initiative is bearing good fruit.
Michael Barrett ( President at FIDO Alliance and Former Chief Information Security Officer for PayPal ) says ;
Our intention is to really obliterate within few years the use of both passwords and PINs and see the whole Internet which will be including internally in enterprises that will obliterate user IDs and passwords and PINs from the face of the earth.