Google may add fingerprint sensor support to Chrome OS

September 6, 2016 - 

Google is working on adding a new log-in method using fingerprint sensors.

According to a report by 9TO5Google.com, Chrome Unboxed recently uncovered a new commit within Chromium repositories which shows that Google is experimenting with fingerprint sensors on Chrome OS.

Apparently this feature could show up on an upcoming Chromebook although there is no evidence to show that this machine will utilize a fingerprint sensor.

The report suggests that this was likely inevitable considering the popularity of fingerprint sensors on Android devices and iPhones, as well as all of the new Windows laptops (and upcoming MacBooks) shipping with sensors.

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