Microsoft set to introduce fingerprint support to Windows 10 Mobile

May 16, 2016 - 

According to a report in Techtree.com, Microsoft is poised to introduce fingerprint support to the next Windows 10 Mobile.

Plans to add fingerprint support to select phones were originally unveiled at the MHEC (Microsoft Hardware Engineering Community) event held in March.

It is unclear what new models will feature fingerprint technology but rumors suggest that the HP Elite X3 could be among the first and that the feature being tested now should arrive in July.

Last month Microsoft said that its new Edge browser, which is the default browser available with Windows 10 operating system, will support Windows Hello. Windows Hello is described as a more personal way to sign in Windows 10 devices with just a look or a touch.

Windows 10 incorporates multi-factor authentication technology based upon standards developed by the FIDO Alliance. The operating system includes improved support for biometric authentication through Windows Hello software and devices with supported cameras which allow users to login with face or iris recognition.

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