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  • osulinthree osulinthree Apr 4, 2014 9:58 PM Flag



    "Can you imagine using a swipe-to-unlock scanner at the bottom of your smartphone on a daily basis? There’s a reason HTC, Motorola, and others put their swipe-based fingerprint readers on the back or top edges of phones, after all: based on the way most folks hold their phones, it just makes more sense up there (even if it is innately cumbersome due to the swipe gesture itself). This is a perfect example of the “old Samsung” I lamented in today’s earlier piece: the company that latches on to a competitor’s concept and implements it, but only carries the execution to the 75% mark. A fingerprint reader belongs on the home button only if using it is a natural extension of the button’s function. In this way, Apple succeeds with TouchID, while Samsung misses the point entirely with the Galaxy S 5."

    'The Galaxy S 5′s fingerprint scanner is basically invisible – which may be just as well'

    By Michael Fisher | February 25, 2014 3:12 PM

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