While the world might be waiting with bated breath for the iPhone 5 announcement this coming October 4th, there is another phone that is also worthy of commanding the attention of any self-respecting geek – we’re talking about the next Google phone known as the Nexus Prime, with Samsung being the hardware manufacturer. It seems that a new system app list of the Nexus Prime has been leaked, where a bunch of apps installed on the smartphone does not comprise of any bloatware – so you can heave a huge sigh of relief already.
One of the most interesting apps listed was FaceLock.apk. Remember how Google mentioned some time back that Ice Cream Sandwich will feature facial recognition? Well, I guess in hindsight, that was pointing towards FaceLock – an interesting method of using your face to prevent unauthorized access to your smartphone instead of using a password or gesture to keep it locked.
Seems like a good idea to me when it involves losing your phone by accident or having it stolen, but for those who are familiar with you might just use a photo of your face instead to gain access to whatever’s residing on the phone. I guess having FaceLock work in tandem with other security measures is the best bet.
- 2011-11-23: Nexus Prime spotted in ad?
- 2011-10-21: Verizon officially announces the Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- 2011-10-21: Sprint Galaxy Nexus coming soon?
- 2011-10-18: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Specs (Official)
- 2011-10-18: Galaxy Nexus appears on Samsung website