Will Facial Gesture Unlocking Give You the Right to Act Weird in Public?


Google had debuted a key security feature called Face Unlock on the Android 4.0 software release, but users eventually found out that holding a picture of the owner’s phone up to the device’s front-facing camera would unlock the device, supplanting the security benefits. At its core, however, Face Unlock does offer a lot of potential, […]

Face Unlock Is Much Improved in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Face Unlock is much improved in Jelly Bean.

One of the features that Google didn’t tout on stage with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was a new feature for Android’s Face Unlock feature that makes it even more secure. According to Droid-Life, Face Unlock has gained a feature called “Liveness Check” which might actually convince some Android users to start using the feature that […]

Asus Transformer Prime Update Finally Brings Face Unlock

Asus Transformer Prime Update Brings Face Unlock

Asus is pushing out a minor update to Transformer Prime owners that will bring several features to the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet including the Face Unlock feature that has been missing since the tablet was updated with Android 4.0. The company has promised the feature to tablet owners for quite some time now and the […]

Apple, Google, HTC to Face Off With Dualing Face Unlock Patents


We had reported earlier that HTC had filed for a face unlock and biometric security for Android, features that Google had introduced to market on the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Motorola debuted with the fingerprint reader on the Atrix 4G early last year, and now it seems that Apple is […]

HTC Granted Patent on Face Unlock, Is Android in Jeopardy?


It appears that HTC has been granted a patent on face to unlock on a mobile device with a front-facing camera. The feature, which had debuted first on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is available on any number of Android smartphones and tablets running the software, including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus […]

Apple Prepping Face Unlock for the iPhone, But Do You Want it?

iPhone Face Unlock

If you are jealous of the face unlocking fun being had by Galaxy Nexus owners, and want to use your face to unlock your iPhone, you might just be in luck. A new Apple patent shows that the company is working on using the iPhone’s camera to unlock your device without the need for a […]

Don’t Use Face Unlock on the Galaxy Nexus

Don't use Face Unlock Galaxy Nexus

If you care about the security of your Galaxy Nexus, don’t use Face Unlock to unlock your phone. I know I told you to use it in out Galaxy Nexus Setup and Security overview, but after spending time with the Galaxy Nexus multiple writers have confirmed that Face Unlock on Android 4.0 is just a […]

How to Setup Face Unlock on Android 4.0

Android 4.0

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus has finally arrived and that means that Google’s latest mobile software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has finally arrived for those of you living in the United States. The software brings quite a few new features along with it and one of those features is something called Face Unlock which is […]

Ice Cream Sandwich’s Face Unlock Can’t Be Fooled By a Photo

face unlock

One of the new, cool features that’s debuting with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the face unlock feature, allowing your smartphone to capture an image of your face and using facial recognition to unlock the smartphone only to its rightful owner rather than using complex alphanumeric, PIN, or pattern codes to unlock the device. […]