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Unlock Your Smartphone Through Facial Recognition

Written on July 13, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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"Face Unlock" for Android unlocks your phone by just looking at it, instead of entering a passcode

4.O, also known as , offers Android users the “” option.

The “Face Unlock” is a new screen-lock option that lets users to unlock their Android devices with facial recognition. It takes advantage of  “the front-facing camera and state-of-the- facial recognition to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device.” All you have to do is hold your device in front of your face to unlock it, in case this does not work you can make use of a backup PIN or pattern.

Android’s latest platform, the Android 4.1 (Jellybean) requires users to blink before your Android device unlocks. It makes use of a special feature called the “Liveness Check” to make sure that static pictures can’t be used by someone else to unlock your device.

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