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Android M vs Android 5.1 Lollipop Walkthrough: What’s New So Far

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Android 5.1 vs Android M - Fingerprint Support

Android 5.1 vs Android M - Fingerprint Support

Android M will finally have native fingerprint support for devices with a fingerprint scanner. This means we won't have to rely on Samsung's options for the Galaxy S6 fingerprint scanner, and more manufacturers will likely add this as a security option.

With Android M users can unlock the device, make app purchases, sign into websites or accounts, use Android Pay and more all with their fingerprint. So long as the device has a fingerprint scanner. There's no screenshot for this on Android 5.1, and M doesn't have it yet as there's no fingerprint scanner on current Nexus devices.

This should bring improved security, convenience, and better Android Pay usage to Android devices.

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  1. Justin

    06/18/2015 at 6:19 pm

    I have been running the 5.1.1 AICP version (based on CM 12) on my Galaxy s5 for about 3weeks. I’m having terrible trouble with GMAPS since install. Hopefully the stock sprint OTA 5.1.1 update will not have the same issue. Its almost unusable. Constantly searching for GPS locations. Even under high accuracy settings. ** I am trying older PRL’s to see if that makes any difference**

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