Coming to next generation Pixel smartphones.
Face recognition technology has been supported on Android smartphones for some time – though it is only done through the front-facing camera, which isn’t really secure. Apple paved the way to use high-end hardware for scanning faces on its Face ID feature, and it looks like it will finally be (natively) supported on Android devices.
The recent Android Q leak have been investigated by curious programmers who have pointed out that Google’s next mobile operating system will have native support for face scanning hardware. It also meant that this method of biometric authentication will also support app logins and also authorize purchases, similar to what Apple has done with Face ID.
Seeing the code present on an early version of Android Q meant that the feature is being worked on but it’s no assurance that it will come on the final version. Still, expanding the support for native face recognition could open more ways on how people use their Android devices, whatever brand that may be.