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The feature would allow developers to bake fingerprint sensing into their applications and Google to use it freely across Android.
Motorola President Rick Osterloh also doesn't like e-ink for the Moto 360 smartwatch.
Vkansee has a working model of an optical fingerprint sensor that it claims is more accurate and secure than the competition.
AuthenTec, the security company Apple quietly scooped up last month, is now under scrutiny by shareholders.
Apple could be bringing fingerprint- and iris-recognition to the next iPhone.
The iPad and iPhone maker ponies up $8 a share to acquire Authentec, which develops fingerprint sensors and identity management software for mobile devices.
Former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside says his company had plans to add a fingerprint sensor to the Nexus 6 but that Apple acquired the company it was hoping to partner with.
Apple unveils new iPads on Thursday that for the first time include the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The company says it was "the most-requested feature" in its tablets.
The fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 can be fooled by the same trick that unlocks the iPhone 5S -- but it didn't have to be that way.
Apple will help consumers say buh-bye to plastic credit cards with the NFC-enabled iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch using its new mobile payment service Apple Pay.