Biometric authentication could come to Ubuntu Touch in the future

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Looking ahead to the next Ubuntu Touch update, OTA-12, Canonical developers are already thinking of 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 functions than the last one, which was dedicated especially to correcting previously detected errors.

An idea that still remains in the air, but that has been anticipated several times by the developers and perhaps we can see soon, is a fingerprint reading function. The developer Łukasz Zemczak still suggests this in various reports and it would certainly be a long-awaited feature for this system.

OTA-12 is still in preparation and at the moment only the errors to correct for this new version of Ubuntu Touch are clear, related to ubuntu-ui-toolkit y cherry pick for lxc. The fingerprint reading function is a project that Canonical engineers are working on and that, depending on the results obtained in the first tests, the development plans that will be carried out for this version will be defined.

Although biometric identification is a great addition for the Ubuntu Touch system, at the moment it would only be supported at the hardware by smartphone Meizu PRO 5 which we already talked about. In a similar situation he finds himself Miracast function (o Wireless Display). At the moment the development of the OTA-12 is still starting and Canonical is playing with various development projects, so we will see which one they want to work on this time.

If you were wondering what is the point of developing a function for a single mobile phone, know that Canonical plans to develop new smartphones which, obviously, will be able to make use of all these functions among others, such as a future hands-free system.

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