The latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 come with a face unlock feature built in, and the feature is available on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and now it would appear that HTC has been awarded a ‘face unlock’ patent.
The patent covers the unlocking of a computing device via biometric information, so basically it covers unlocking your device with your face on mobile devices, tablets and more.
It isn’t clear what plans HTC has for the patent, could it possibly be after license fees from other Android manufacturers who are using Android 4.0 and the face unlock feature in their devices?
It will be interesting to see what HTC intends to do with its patent, whether or not they will use it against other Android manufacturers remains to be seen.
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